Josephine Boyles

Councilwoman

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.

Bill Fishburne

Councilman

William H. Fishburne (Bill) is a native South Carolinian. Born in Sumter, SC, Bill has been a resident of the Lowcountry for the past 51 years. Bill and wife Beth have been married for 45 years and have two children and three grandchildren. Bill and Beth have been residents of Ridgeland for 8 years. Together with son William (also a resident of Ridgeland), Bill and Beth operate Coastline Construction Services, LLC and have offered new residential, remodeling and, commercial construction services for the past 40 years. Prior to election to Town Council, Bill served as Chairman of the Ridgeland Planning Commission for 4 years and looks forward to serving the Ridgeland Community on Town Council.

Libby Malphrus

Councilwoman

Libby Malphrus is a native of Beaufort County and has lived in Ridgeland for over 20 years. She attended Thomas Heyward Academy (K-12), graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and then the University of South Carolina School of Medicine with a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling. Libby works for the Medical University of South Carolina as the Assistant Director of the Genetic Counseling Master’s program. Active in the community, Libby has served on the Thomas Heyward Academy Board of Directors for over 12 years and served on the Town of Ridgeland’s Election Commission. Libby has been married to Deak Malphrus since 2004 and they have a daughter.

Tommy Rhodes

Councilman

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.

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