3 council members sworn into office

BY SHARRON HALEY
Special to the Sumter Item
Posted 4/20/18

MANNING - Three council members were sworn into office at Manning City Council's April 16 meeting.

With less than six percent of Manning's registered voters participating in the April 3 nonpartisan election, the three incumbents returned to …

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MANNING - Three council members were sworn into office at Manning City Council's April 16 meeting.

With less than six percent of Manning's registered voters participating in the April 3 nonpartisan election, the three incumbents returned to office.

Incumbent Diane Georgia, who ran unopposed, received the most votes of the three incumbents seeking re-election. Georgia walked away with a total of 65 votes. Incumbent Ervin Davis Sr., who also ran unopposed, received a total of 15 votes, while incumbent Julius Dukes Jr. easily defeated newcomer Jerome Kendall 58 to 17, respectively.

Judge James Dingle gave the oath of office to Georgia. While swearing Georgia into office, Dingle applauded the work Georgia has done within her district, and he thanked her for her dedication and devotion to the people who reside in her district and to all of Manning.

The Rev. Charles E. Smith conducted the oath of office to council member Davis, while the Rev. Jerome McCray conducted the swearing in for councilmember Dukes.

Manning City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Manning City Hall, 29 W. Boyce St.