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05/05/03

Port Royal to Elect Mayor

A couple of important decisions are ahead of some Low Country residents. People in Port Royal, South Carolina, could soon have a new mayor. Tomorrow, they will decide between councilman Vernon Deloach and the current mayor, Samuel Murray. Each candidate has a similar goal of improving the town, but different ways to do it.

"We have used the town hall in the past, moving it around in various areas to spur economic development on Parris Avenue," said Mayor Murray. "We have done that now and we think it's time we have a permanent town hall."

"I guess the most important on my list would be some changes to the dock that would provide some jobs and some type of business that would draw people to the downtown of Port Royal," said Councilman Deloach.

Voters will also decide tomorrow whether or not to sell Port Royal's water and sewer services to the Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey, jdailey@wtoc.com

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