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Voters’ day: Runoff likely in Loris Mayoral race, Grayam’s out

Voting is over
    A run-off between Michael Suggs and Henry Nichols appears likely following one of the most active municipal elections in Loris in recent memory Tuesday.
    Incumbent city council member Joan Gause appeared to keep her seat, while fellow council member Thessalonia Graham lost in the unofficial counting. City Fire Chief Jerry Hardee and firefighter Michael Dozier appeared to claim the other two seats, with challengers Kimberly Rudelitch and Jan Vescovi falling short in their bids for council.
    Dr. George Protz finished in the back of the pack of three men seeking the mayor’s post as David Stoudenmire did not seek re-election this year.
    Look for the complete story in Wednesday’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.

Voting begins
    Voters in Loris will pick a new mayor and at least one new city council member as they take to the polls today.
    Three men are running for Mayor, with David Stoudenmire to end 24 years in that post at the end of December. Mayoral candidates are current councilman Michael Suggs, Dr. George Protz and Henry Nichols.
    Six candidates are seeking three seats on city council. Incumbents Joan Gause and Thessalonia Graham are challenged by Michael Dozier, Jerry Hardee, Kimberly Rudelitch, and Jan Vescovi.
    Polls opened at 7 a.m., and close at 7 p.m.
    Check back here for results later today, and get the full story in Wednesday’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.

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