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Town of Norway special election March 28

Town officials say only one resident has signed up to run for the Mayor's seat. If elected, they will be sworn in next week.

NORWAY, South Carolina — The Town of Norway is getting ready for a special election on Tuesday. Town officials say its former Mayor Tracie Clemons left office in December with two years left in her term, so they are now looking for a new Mayor.

Current Mayor pro tem Greg Covington has been in the role for three months and plans on stepping down to return to his council seat where he will continue serving for another nine months.

“A mayor’s job in a town, it needs to be someone who’s got some financial experience and who is retired. It’s hard to work a full time job and be a Mayor today because it’s something going on all the time that needs your attention," said Covington.

Covington says he's stepping down to focus on operating his farming business. He says one resident, Lynn Garrick, has signed up to run for the Mayor's seat. She brings financial experience from working at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.

“If she’s elected, then next Monday night at the town council meeting, she will be sworn in," said Covington.

The special election takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the town of Norway.

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