6 candidates stricken from York County ballots after paperwork snafu

More than 200 candidates for local and state office were nixed from ballots all across South Carolina Friday, including six candidates here in York County after the State Supreme Court said they incorrectly filed paperwork to run for office. Among those include Republican county council candidates John Rinehart Sr. and Gary Williams, York County Coroner candidate David Blanton [...] Read More

Blackwell, Williams spar over campaign funding sources, museums

Sparks flew Monday night as the two Republican candidates for York County Council’s District 6 seat stood before hundreds of voters at the lone debate leading up to the June 12th primary. Incumbent Britt Blackwell sparred with challenger Gary Williams over Williams’ support of former Congressman John Spratt and Blackwell’s alleged efforts to break up [...] Read More

Live Tweets of tonight’s York County Council debate

Tonight, York County Council District 1 GOP incumbent Britt Blackwell will face challenger Gary Williams at the Magnolia Room in Rock Hill. WRHI’s Andrew Kiel will be Live Tweeting from the event — you can follow along at @wrhi or using hashtag #yccdebate. If you’re not on Twitter, click the feed link here. WRHI will [...] Read More

Blackwell to run for re-election to county council

The chairman of the York County Council is seeking a second term representing District Six. Doctor Britt Blackwell says voters need to, “keep a true conservative serving in this seat to represent the taxpayers of York County.” Blackwell says he and most of the rest of the county council members have tried to take a [...] Read More

Williams kicks off campaign for York County Council

The local side of the 2012 political season kicked off today as Rock Hill businessman Gary Williams officially announced his candidacy for York County Council. Williams is challenging Rock Hill optometrist and council chairman Britt Blackwell for the county’s district six seat. Williams is the president of student loan organization Williams and Fudge. The GOP [...] Read More