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School board election Tuesday

By Bru Nimmons

Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Following a dramatic four-month ordeal, the new District 7 seat on the Pickens County School Board seat will finally be filled on Tuesday.

The seat, contested between Phillip Healy and Alice Hendricks Vander Linden, appeared to have been won by just 21 votes by Healy in November.

However, following an appeal by Vander Linden, the results were nullified due to an issue with voting machines being programmed incorrectly, forcing 137 voters to use “failsafe” ballots that didn’t include the District 7 school board race. Following the county election board’s decision, a new race was