Johnsonville, South Carolina

City Council

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Johnny Hanna
Term: November 2019 - November 2023

Johnny Hanna and his family have lived in Johnsonville for over 30 years.  His wife, Sheila, is a teacher in the exceptional Johnsonville School System.  All three of his children graduated from Johnsonville High School.

Having spent the greater part of his professional career in sales, Johnny has just the right personality to deal with citizens and employees of the city.  He has served several terms as Mayor Pro Tem and was elected Mayor in November 2019.  He is very active on the Parks and Recreation Committee and in the new Johnsonville Area Chamber of Commerce.

An avid outdoorsman, Johnny has a chance to see the often unseen facets of the community and enjoys visiting with citizens and business leaders to hear their concerns and ideas for the betterment of the community as a whole.

City Council


Image of Jamie AltmanMayor Pro Tempore Jamie Altman
Term: November 2017 - November 2021

Jamie Altman was elected to City Council in 2012. Jamie graduated from Johnsonville High School in 1988 and Florence Darlington Tech in 1990.  Jamie is married to Robin Altman of Hemingway and they have two children; a son, Drew, and a daughter, Erin.  Jamie enjoys fishing, golf, athletics, and spending time with family.  He is a member of the Prospect Independent Methodist Church and serves as the Choir Director and Adult Sunday School Teacher.

As a lifelong resident of the Johnsonville community, Jamie has contacts in many of the outlying communities around the city and can provide a unique insight into the needs of those citizens. He is a member of the Administration Committee as well as several other committees on council.

Image of Gary ArthursGary Arthurs
Term: November 2019 - November 2023

Gary Arthurs is a 1977 graduate on North Carolina State University, and a 2004 graduate of Coastal Carolina University. He and his wife Janet, moved to Johnsonville in February, 1978, when he was hired as the Green Superintendent of The Wellman Club. In 1983, Gary was promoted to Wellman Club Manager after the retirement of Crawford Gillette. Later that year, he applied for membership in the PGA of America and earned his Class A membership in 1988.  In 2005, he started Southern Lawns and Landscapes, and in 2012 opened a garden center. He retired in May, 2017.  

Gary and Janet have 2 children, Kristen and Thomas Hanna of Murrells Inlet, and Vance and Mary Elizabeth Arthurs of Greer, SC. They have 2 grandchildren, Hayden (4) and Hank (2) Hanna. 

He serves as chairman of the Administrative Committee and the Parks and Recreation Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee.  Gary has been involved in the new Vox water project as well as efforts to re-open the former Wellman Club.

Rev. Dennis Bailey

Term: November 2019 - November 2023
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Rev. Dennis Bailey is originally from Laurens, S.C. and earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Newberry College.  He served his country in the United States Army for 13 years and fought in the Desert Storm and Desert Shield conflicts.  Dennis has served in ministry in various capacities all over the United States for over 25 years.  Currently he is Pastor of the Johnsonville Church of God. 

Dennis and his wife, Shari, have been married for 30 years. Together they have two sons, Justin and Jonah.  Justin and his wife, Stephanie, have given Dennis and Shari three beautiful granddaughters.

Dennis has always had a passion for helping people regardless of their background, social status, or issues.  He has a heart to see people living the best version of themselves and to see them moving forward in their life.

Image of Marie HaseldenMarie Haselden
Term: July 2019 - November 2021

A native of Johnsonville, Marie Haselden graduated from Johnsonville High School in 1982 and Florence-Darlington Tech in 1985.  She was elected in May 2019 to fill the remainder of deceased Councilman Patrick Nettles’ term.  Marie serves on the Water and Sewer, Public Safety and Planning & Economic Development committees.

Marie is a member of Hemingway First United Methodist Church and participates in choir and plays the piano when needed.  She enjoys reading, the beach, playing the piano, and spending time with her family.  Marie is married to Brett Haselden and they have two daughters, Jacy and Raven.

Frankie Poston
Term: November 2019 - November 2023
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James Franklin “Frankie” Poston was born in Salem South Carolina. He was a very social student and graduated from Hannah-Pamplico High School in 1973. He is the son of Mayo and Eva Poston. He has four sisters and four brothers. He has three daughters: Erin Poston, Jami (Charles) Foxworth, and Carly Poston. He had three grandsons and one granddaughter.

 Frankie worked as an electrician for 40 years. He coached recreational softball at Prosser Field. He helped Mr. Bud Stone put up lights at the Johnsonville High School softball field and helped get the JV softball team started.

Image of Doolittle StoneM. Doolittle Stone
Term: November 2017 - November 2021

Doolittle lives in his hometown of Johnsonville with his wife Hazel and their daughter Melexa. He is a 1972 graduate of Francis Marion University and recently retired from McCall’s Incorporated in Johnsonville.

When asked why he ran for council, Stone says, “After many years of living and working in Johnsonville, this was an opportunity to give back to the city and help maintain it as a place all citizens can be proud to live and work in for years to come.” Stone believes that, though Johnsonville may not have all the frills of a big city, it does have a strong sense of community where people know each other or know of each other, and there is a willingness to come together and support one another in difficult and happy times.

He hopes to explore opportunities to eliminate dilapidated structures in the city and seek ways to bring new businesses into the community.