Commission posts up for grabs in Hephzibah, Blythe

Election day will be a quiet one in Richmond County, with the only elections taking place in the small cities of Hephzibah and Blythe.


The Hephzibah Commission has two of its five at-large posts coming open ion Tuesday’s elections, according to Cindy Jennings, a clerk in Hephzibah City Hall.

Two candidates – Sissi Carroll Dozier and Jeff Rowe – are seeking the commission post held by Charles Dillard, who is not running again, Jennings said.

Hephzibah Commissioner A. Frank Williams is being challenged for his seat by Jeffrey M. Malcom, she said.

The small municipality has 2,123 registered voters, three of whom on Friday had voted early at the Board of Elections office in Augusta, Elections Director Lynn Bailey said.

In even smaller Blythe, four candidates are seeking two city council posts.

The city’s 387 registered voters will select two on the ballot from a list that includes incumbents James G. Adkins and Daniel Martin and newcomers Troy Harwell and Gary D. Thomas. The Board of Elections will tally the results after polls close Tuesday at 2027 Lumpkin Road in Augusta.

Some Augusta officials have paid up, but others still owe disclosures, fines

Blythe: Blythe Community Center, 294 Church St.

Hephzibah: Jesse Carroll Community Center, 4977 Windsor Spring Road