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City of Port Wentworth appoints new city attorney; city administrator terminated

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PORT WENTWORTH, GA (WTOC) -

Port Wentworth City Council saw a huge turnout at their meeting Thursday night. 

A lot of big moves were made including the appointment of a new city attorney as well as the city administrator being terminated. New City Attorney Jimmy Coursey was sworn in. 

City Council also agreed on a severance package for terminating now former city administrator, Phil Claxton. 

We spoke with a resident about how he feels about Claxton's termination. 

"Phil Claxton was a great man. He did a lot for his community. He helped expand this community a lot. We went through two hurricanes as this community. He helped this community recover, get the funding back, and also grow as a community, and to lose that is an incredible resource that we can't get back again," said Randall Mathews, Port Wentworth resident. 

Port Wentworth Mayor Gary Norton says the search for a new city administrator will begin Friday. 

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