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01/07/05

School Board Elects Officers

After much controversy, the Beaufort County Board of Education has new leadership. At a retreat in Bluffton, South Carolina today, board members finally elected a chairman.

The 11-member board postponed the decision several times because of a five-to-five tie since board member Michael Rivers refused to vote. But today, another member changed his vote, and Dale Friedman is the new chairman.

"I changed my vote after a lot of deliberating," said David Chase. "We met three times now, and it's the dreams and aspirations of our children are at stake."

Board members also elected a vice chairman and secretary today.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey, jdailey@wtoc.com

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