Community Calendar

Elected Officials


Mike Rowe                                                                                                          


Mayor Michael Rowe, has always been interested in the business affairs and building the vitality of the community of the Town of Ninety Six. He first became involved in the town with the Eureka Mason Lodge were he serves as a Master Mason.  Mayor Rowe has also served on the Ninety Six Chamber of Commerce and was nominated  as the President of the Chamber in 2015.

Mayor Rowe is now serving a four-year term which expires December 31, 2020.

Being a lifelong resident of Ninety Six, his emphasis has always been to promote our town’s historic values and see the downtown area become a thriving tourism center. With a Bachelor’s Degree in history, the historic setting and prominent American Revolution history of Ninety Six is one he wishes to capitalize upon.  Through his hard work, dedication and leadership, many ideas are already coming to fruition. The Mayor’s office and the Town Council is a team effort, and by working together as a team, their goal is to do what is best of the town and the residents of Ninety Six.

Mayor Rowe offers an open door philosophy and welcomes suggestions, ideas and opportunities offered.

Town Council

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Ward 1:

Michael Ray (Mickey) Goodman

Councilman Mickey Goodman is a life long resident of ward 1, residing on Lowell Street for 67 years.  Mickey is married to Mary Ann Goodman.  He is a graduate of Ninety Six High School and the Greenwood College of Commerce.  He worked for Greenwood Mills in the supply department for forty years.

Mickey is an active member of Cambridge United Methodist Church where he serves as Sunday School Superintendent, church treasurer and teacher with the Wednesday night kids.  He is also an active member of the Ninety Six Mill Village association where he currently serves as treasurer.

For the town council he is chairperson of the Judicial  Committee and member of the Public Safety and Street and Sanitation committees.

Mickey says,” I am very much interested in doing my part and working with others to make Ninety  Six a better place to live.  Hopefully, we can make Ninety Six attractive and the kind of town that people and businesses will find desirable.

Mr. Goodman is also President of the Ninety six Mill Village Association.

Ward 2: 

Bridget Porter                      

Councilwoman Bridget Porter  represents Ward 2.   Mrs. Porter is Chairperson of the Finance Committee.

Ward 3:

       Wayne Gibert


Ward 4:

Steve Turner

Ward 5:

Arvest Turner                                                          

Councilman Turner, has always been interested in the affairs of the Town of Ninety Six. He first became involved in the early 1970’s as a Council member. In 1982, he was elected Mayor and served a total of ten years. He was elected Mayor again and took office on January 1, 2008. Mr. Turner served as Mayor off and on for over 20 years. He plans to continue serving the Ninety Six community as a Councilman.

Being a lifelong resident of Ninety Six, his emphasis has always been to promote the Town and the Town’s interests. Mayor Turner served on the Greenwood County Planning and Zoning Board, and also the Board of Zoning Appeals, multiple Committees and was part of the Clemson Charrette revitalization plan, that is currently be installed.

 Ward 6:

Charles Stevens


Councilman Stevens has also had an interest in bettering the community along with preserving the historical integrity of the Town. Mr. Stevens worked at the National Park Ninety Six Star Fort and is currently a board member of the 96 Historic Development Association.

Mr. Stevens looks forward to serving the residents of Ninety Six and building the business and ratable base, as well as increase the comforts for the community by bettering the quality of life. Mr Stevens follows strong moral values and looks to instill pride in the residents and make this a wonderful place for visitors as well.

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