UPDATE: Election Results: Local mayor and council results, SPLOST and alcohol sales

(WSAV) — Thunderbolt voted for mayor last night with three candidates including the current mayor and a former mayor—and it was a close race. Incumbent Mayor Beth Goette won by a narrow margin.

In Port Wentworth, for the District 1 seat, Shari Dyal has won with 82 percent.

In District 3,  incumbent Debbie R. Johnson is the winner.

For Port Wentworth Council at Large, Linda Smith wins by a narrow margin.

Statesbroro has elected its first African American mayor. Jonathan McCollar edged out current mayor Ian Moore by more than 200 votes.

In Rincon, incumbent Mayor Ken Lee will keep his position as he wins against Christi Ricker. This is according to unofficial results from the City of Rincon.

On Rincon’s City Council, Ann Daniel and Levi Scott, Jr. have been re-elected to the council seats. Kevin Exley will join them as the newest addition to the council.


In Guyton, the council seat for Post 3 goes to Joseph Lee who took 59 percent of the votes against both Michael Gerwig and Quinton White.


And for Post 4, incumbent Michael Johnson wins by only 11 votes. He received a total of 118 votes against challenger Thomas Rieser.

Ken Mel Mock is the Mayor of Rocky Ford.
Yemassee elected Colin Moore.

And  in Midway, Levern Clancy, Jr. is the Mayor-elect.

And in Bluffton, three candidates are vying for two seats on town council. Numbers show Larry Toomer and Fred Hamilton will take those seats over Ted Huffman.

In Bloomingdale, eight people ran for six council seats. Here are the winners: Jimmy Kerby, Gene Harley, David Okatie, Virginia Beatty, Ernest Grizzard and Barbara Griffin.

Some big decisions are being made when it comes to your money.
Perhaps the most controversial is the way alcohol is sold in several nearby areas.

Two towns voted on Sunday alcohol sales.
Reidsville is still tallying those ballots.
Lyons voted yes.

A number of counties voted on a special option sales tax.
Bryan, Long, Tattnall and Wayne County have all voted to move the tax forward.

You can view Chatham County election results here.

And you can read more on the Port Wentworth mayoral race results here. 

For all other results, go to our election coverage at WSAV.com/elections or click here. 



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