School board filing opens

PICKENS — Filing for four Pickens County School Board seats — including a newly created District 7 seat — began last week and will continue through noon Aug. 15, and the three incumbents up for re-election said they plan to run again.

Phillip Bowers, who represents the Clemson, Six Mile and Norris areas of District 2, and Henry Wilson, representing the Dacusville area of District 6, are both completing their first terms on the school board. School board chairman Brian Swords, elected in 2013 to fill a vacancy in the Liberty area, is seeking his second full term on the board. The District 7 seat, representing the Easley area, was created by the state legislature last year, and a board member will be elected Nov. 6.

As of press time Tuesday, Swords was the only candidate set to face

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