Elections planned for Nov. 5

By Ben Robinson

Courier Staff

COUNTY — Seats will be up for grabs in six different municipalities in Pickens County’s Nov. 5 election.

Competing for three seats on Central town council will be incumbents Paige Bowers, Benji Cumbie and Ken Dill, along with newcomer Steven Farmer.

Incumbent Libby Dodson in Easley will face the challenge of former Easley Chamber of Commerce President Kent Dykes for the city council Ward 2 seat.

Competing for an at-large seat on the Liberty city council will be former mayor Brian Deese and Chuck Powell.

Two seats are available on the Norris town council. Candidates are Lawrence McClure, Wendell Melton and Brian Norris.

Three at-large seats on Pickens city council will be filled. Candidates are Carl H. Allmond, Jimmy Lee Davis, Carlton Holley Jr., Patrick W. Lark and Donald McKinney.

A list of precincts can be found at All voters must present a photo ID. Accepted forms include a S.C. driver’s license, a S.C. department of motor vehicles ID card, S.C voter registration card with photo, a federal military ID or a U.S. passport.