2017-abbeville-council

Left to Right: Rick Campbell, Kristi Smith, John Calhoun, Bryan McClain
Charlie Stone, Harold Prince, Charles Goodwin

The point of contact for the County Council is the Clerk to Council, Lynn Sopolosky.

903 W. Greenwood Street, Suite 2800
Abbeville, SC 2962

Phone (864) 366-6690, ext. 2236
Fax (864) 366-4595
Email lynn@abbevillecountysc.com

Charlie Stone

Charlie Stone, Council District One

Contact Information
124 Austin Road, Donalds, SC 29638
cstone@abbevillecountysc.com
(864) 378-1560

Term Expires: 2018

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Current Profession

Retired, S. C. Public Education 40 years of service

Educated

  • Abbeville County Public Schools (Dixie High)
  • Anderson University
  • Clemson University Med. and Eds.

Family

Annette E. Stone

Father of Two Children, Grandfather of three

Community Involvement

  • Past member of Donalds Rural Fire Department
  • Former Mayor Town Of Donalds
  • Past member of Piedmont Tec College Board of Commissioners
  • Former Abbeville County School Trustee
  • One of the original members of the Multi-County Mental Retardation Board, now Burton Center
  • Present member of Abbeville County Chapter of Rabbits Unlimited

Hobbies

Training and hunting beagles

John Calhoun

John Calhoun, Council District Two

Contact Information
480 Flatwood Road
Calhoun Falls, SC 29628
jcalhoun@abbevillecountysc.com
(864) 378-8330

Term Expires: 2018

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Current Profession

United Parcel Service

Education

B.S. Accounting from Lander University (1980)

Family

Single

Community Involvement

Past President of County Council Coalition

Charles Goodwin

Charles H. Goodwin, Council District Three

Contact Information
1839 Secession Ave. Ext.
Abbeville, SC 29620
cgoodwin@abbevillecountysc.com
(864) 378-0072

Term Expires: 2020

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Current Profession

Retired; Sheriff of Abbeville County 24 years of service

Employed with Abbeville Police Department with 15 years of service

Education

  • Abbeville County Public School (J.S. Wright High)
  • Piedmont Technical College – Associate Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Graduate of South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy – Certified II Officers
  • Graduate of South Carolina Sheriff Academy

Family

Mary Jane Goodwin

Father of three children, Grandfather of five

Community Involvement

  • Past and Present President of Abbeville Lions Club
  • Past President of Abbeville Rotary Club
  • Past President of South Carolina Sheriff’s Association
  • Past President of Abbeville High School Booster Club
  • Presently secretary of Little River Missionary Baptist Association Brotherhood, Fairfield Baptist Church, and Operation Impact, Inc.
  • Past Board member of The Palmetto Bank
  • Past Member of Abbeville Area Medical Center Foundation Board
  • Member of Fairfield Baptist Church and Presently Chairman of The Board Of Deacons

Hobbies

Fishing, Attending sporting events

Harold Prince

Harold Prince, Council District Four

Contact Information
PO Box 699
Abbeville, SC 29620
hprince@abbevillecountysc.com
(864) 378-0090

Term Expires: 2020

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Current Profession

General Manager of Prince Motor Company, Inc.

Previous Profession

  • Ford Motor Credit Company 1993 – 1998
  • First Union/Wachovia 1998 – 2001
  • Self-Employed in Automotive Sales, Marketing and Training 2001 – 2010

Education

  • Abbeville High School 1989
  • Lander University
  • University of South Carolina: BS Finance and Management

Family

Single

Hobbies

Physical fitness, hunting, fishing, golf

Kristi Grisby

Kristi Smith, Council District Five

Contact Information
1518 Highway 20
Abbeville, SC 29620
krsmith@abbevillecountysc.com
864-378-0129

Term Expires: 2020

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Current Profession

Compliance Officer at Abbeville First Bank

Education

  • Graduated from Ware Shoals High School
  • Associates Degree in Business Management with emphasis in Accounting from Piedmont Technical College

Family

3 children: Joseph, Katie, and Jacob

Community Involvement

Member of Calvary Baptist Church

Rick Campbell, Council District Six

Contact Information
1255 Highway 28 North
Abbeville, SC 29620
rcampbell@abbevillecountysc.com
(864) 378-7985

Term Expires: 2020

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Current Profession

Branch Manager Bearing Distributors

Education

  • Graduate of Abbeville High School
  • Associate of Science Degree – Piedmont Technical College
  • B.S. Degree in Business Administration – Lander University

Family

Wife Ann B. Campbell

Father of two children, Grandfather of five children

Community Involvement

  • Member of South Side Baptist Church
  • Past Member – Abbeville County Economic Development Board

Bryan McClain, Council District Seven

Contact Information
604 Suttles Road
Iva, SC 29655
bmcclain@abbevillecountysc.com
(864) 378-7392

Term Expires: 2018

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Served as County Council Chairman in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017

Current Profession

  • Retired South Carolina Army National Guard (20 Years Service)
  • Buyer, Prysmian Cable and Systems Abbeville, SC

Education

Graduate of Dixie High School Due West, SC

1989 Graduate of Greenville Technical College Greenville, SC

Family

Wife – Laura Little McClain (Registered Nurse)

Children – Hailey E. McClain, Jacob A. McClain

Community Involvement

  • Member of Little River Baptist Church
  • Vice Chairman County Council 2008; 2010 Chairman County Council 2009 ,2011
  • Past Vice President Dixie High School Booster Club
  • Past member of Abbeville SC National Guard, 1986-2006