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Dorchester Co. votes 'no' on Sales Tax Referendum

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

A referendum to increase the sales tax in Dorchester County by one percent has been denied by voters for the fourth straight time.

The Dorchester County Sales Tax Referendum failed to pass Tuesday, with 7,070 residents voting no, and only 3,550 voting yes. 

If the measure passed, the sales tax would have gone up to 8 percent. That is the same as Berkeley County and slightly lower than Charleston County, which stands at 8.5 percent.

Registered voters hit the polls for a number of elections throughout the Tri-County area Tuesday.

There are several cities and towns that will have mayor and council elections. They include Georgetown, Moncks Corner, Summerville, and Edisto Beach.

A list of elections and results are below. Winners are marked by an asterisk:

DORCHESTER COUNTY

Summerville Town Council  
Precincts reporting 100%
  Votes
*Walter Bailey  535
John C Hinson 172
Write-In  0

 

Dorchester Co. Tax Referendum  
Precincts reporting  100%
  Votes
Yes 3550
*No 7070

 

Harleyville Town Council - Two seats  
Precincts reporting  100%
  Votes
*Susan S Bishop  80
*Brenda Davis 81
Kenneth R Weatherspoon 36
Write-In  0

 

BERKELEY COUNTY

Moncks Corner Town Council - Three seats  
Precincts reporting  100%
  Votes
*Tonia Aiken-Taylor 233 
*Johna T Bilton  206
*Charlotte Cruppenink  230
Jennifer Schlette  155
Write-In  

 

Water Commissioner  
Precincts reporting  
  Votes
*Wayne Varner  
Write-in

 

GEORGETOWN COUNTY

Mayor  
Precincts reporting  100%
  Votes
Richard Powers  1052
*Jack Scoville  1092
Write-In  3

 

City of Georgetown, City Council - Three seats  
Precincts reporting  100%
  Votes
Jeanette Ard  951
*Brendon Barber  988
*Carol Jayroe  1048
*Ed Kimbrough  990
Paige Sawyer  966
Doris Simmons  853
Write-In  5
  
Andrews Town Council - Three seats  
Precints Reporting  100%
  Votes
*David Tisdale  264
Terrance Middleton  230
Thomas Alford  200
*Sudha Patel  248
*Eddie Lee  307
Write-In  10

 

COLLETON COUNTY

Edisto Beach Town Council - Two seats  
Precints Reporting  100%
  Votes
*Susan Hornsby  190
Babe Hutto  166
Tommy Mann  172
*Patti Smyer  221
Write-In  

 

Walterboro City Council  
Precints Reporting 100% 
  Votes
Judy Bridge  175
Dwayne Buckner  169
Tony Hamilton  108
Karen Hinen  57
Nicole Holmes  32
Mack Thomas  71
Write-In  3

 

BEAUFORT COUNTY

Bluffton Town Council - Two seats
Precints Reporting  95%
  Votes
Gary M Bensch  87
Oliver S Brown  263
Fred Hamilton Jr.  297
Garfield Moss  46
Mike Raymond  288
Larry Toomer  542
Charlie Wetmore  280
Write-In  5

 

Port Royal Town Council - Two seats  
Precints Reporting  95%
  Votes
Vernon H DeLoach  108
Mary Beth Gray-Heyward  146
Lee Helena Jr.  34
Write-In  76

 

Town of Yemassee Mayor  
Precints Reporting  100%
  Votes
*Jerry Cook  221
J.L. Goodwin  184
Write-In  0

 

Yemassee Town Council - Two seats  
Precints Reporting  100%
  Votes
Tonja D Alexander  114
Daniel Anderson III  189
Mingo Chisolm   65
Michelle B Hagan  128
Jordan J.J. Jinks  136
Chuck Simmons  86
Write-In  0

 

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