Estill, Furman, Gifford residents vote

The Towns of Estill, Furman and Gifford held elections for public offices within the town on Tuesday, April 11.

Votes have been tallied after municipal elections were held Tuesday, April 11, in Estill, Furman and Gifford. Although the polls closed at 7 p.m., officials and volunteers worked late into the night tallying votes.

After all the votes were tallied, Estill Mayor Anderson Taylor lost his election bid against fellow town council member Corrin Bowers. Unofficially, Bowers won the mayor’s chair with a total of 383 votes; Taylor received 222 votes. For the race for two open seats on the Estill Town Council, Charles Savino won a chair with 326 votes and Dwanda Singleton Bolden won the second chair with 312 votes in her favor. Frankie Bennett and James Williams lost their seats on town council during the election.  

In the Town of Gifford Mayoral and Town Council elections, current council member Horney D. Mitchell beat out Alvin Murdaugh for the mayor’s seat. Mitchell unofficially received 104 votes to Murdaugh’s 32 votes. Victoria Williams unofficially won an open seat on the Gifford Town Council with a total of 81 votes, beating out Myrtle Sumter, who accumulated 36 votes in her favor.

In the Town of Furman, Ira T. Bacon has unofficially won an unchallenged race for a seat on town council. Bacon received 23 write-in votes during the bid for town council.