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Born in Hampton County, South Carolina Josephine Boyles has been a resident of Jasper County since the age of two. She graduated from Ridgeland High School and attended the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. She is retired from the South Carolina Department of Probation and Parole. She was married to Charles P. Boyles and together they owned Charlie’s Auto Parts in Ridgeland. She has served on the Town Council for the past eight years. She has three children and nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She is an active member of the Holy Trinity Church and very active in the civic affairs of the community.
Councilman Chris DuBose is a life-long resident and native of Jasper County. Mr. DuBose graduated from Agape Christian in 2001 and worked for Santee Cooper for over 15 years. Mr. DuBose is the owner of Southeastern Small Engine and Southeastern Limb and Tree companies based here in downtown Ridgeland. He has served on the Town Council for the past 5 years and is a member of the Southern Low Country Regional Board; he has also served on the Town Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals. Mr. DuBose is active in the community and strives to make a difference in the Town.
Tommy Rhodes is a native of Ridgeland. He is a graduate of Ridgeland High School and Wingate College and attended the University of South Carolina. He is a veteran of the US Army having served two tours in Vietnam. He served as Mayor for a two year term in 1975-76 and has served on the Council for 30 years. He owns and operates an insurance agency in Ridgeland. He and his wife Ann of 47 years, have two daughters and four grandchildren.
Councilman Grady Woods is a native of Jasper County. He graduated from Thomas Heyward Academy in 1980 and earned a Masters and Bachelor of Architecture from The Savannah College of Art and Design. He is married to Evie Woods and has one daughter and two sons. He has been active in his community for many years and has previously served a term on the Ridgeland Town Council. He is a former member of the Ridgeland Planning Commission, Jasper County Planning Commission and Board Member of the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Woods is a Board Member of the Southern Carolina Regional Development Alliance and is the Chairman of the Promotion Committee for the Town of Ridgeland.