It was an election day of mixed results for some of the better known mayors in the Midlands.
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin (pictured) won re-election by a two-to-one margin over fellow City Councilman Moe Baddourah.
But there will be a new mayor in Lexington, with Steve MacDougall defeating incumbent Randy Halfacre.
And in Chapin, challenger Skip Wilson squeezed out a victory by 17 votes over incumbent Mayor Stan Shealy, who has held the post for more than three decades.
Three incumbent Columbia City Council candidates easily won re-election – Leona Plough, Tameika Isaac Devine and Sam Davis.
Richland County voters solidly approved borrowing $59-million for improvements to – and expansion of – the county library system.
In Lexington County, Chapin residents gave a thumbs up to Sunday sales of beer and wine in stores, and voters in Lexington's Golden Hills neighborhood approved a road tax increase.
But Pine Ridge residents said “no” to a tax hike for fire hydrants.