Richland County Council on Tuesday elected councilman Torrey Rush as its new chairman and councilman Greg Pearce as vice chairman.
Rush, representing District 7, was elected to council in 2012. Pearce, of District 6, is the second-longest serving member of council, having sat on council since 1999.
The pair replace Norman Jackson and Joyce Dickerson as chair and vice chair, respectively. Both were reconsidered for their seats, each receiving four votes from council members.
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