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Judge to finally determine Joyner's residency on Oct. 17


Ruel Joyner is still fighting to keep his name on the ballot. The City Clerk said he was not eligible to run for Savannah's First District Alderman seat, claiming he does not technically live in the district he wants to represent. Joyner says he has dual residency.

On Oct 13, Joyner and his lawyer, Mark Tate, filed an appeal to the Chatham County Superior Court. Tate says no candidate should have to go through this much scrutiny.

"There is no candidate who is running now, or who has run in the past, who has been subjected to such a personal, thorough, and sifting examination of where he lives and she still ruled wrongly. She had to ignore that evidence, she stated in her own order that she ignored the evidence. So, we've now appealed that to the Superior Court," said Tate.

Judge Penny Haaf-Freeseman will hold another hearing on Oct. 17 to finally determine Joyner's residency. Until then, Joyner is continuing his campaign.  He even participated in the First District Alderman debate on Oct. 13.

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