Incumbents fall in local elections

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — It was a dangerous day to be an incumbent in Pickens County, with three local elected officials falling to challengers during Tuesday’s statewide primary election.

In the District 3 State House race, Phillip Bowers and incumbent Jerry Carter were neck and neck most of the night before Bowers pulled out the win as the final precincts were counted. Bowers received 1,573 votes compared to

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