Sumter Mayor Merchant, councilmen sworn into office

McElveen passes torch after 20 years to David Merchant

BY SHELBIE GOULDING
shelbie@theitem.com
Posted 12/2/20

Surrounded by family, David Merchant's wife never gazed away from her husband as he held his right hand and was sworn into office Monday evening.

Merchant was greeted with a bear hug by his wife, who continuously wiped tears from her face, and …

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