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A large audience of family members, friends, co-workers, and well wishers were on hand Monday night April 13 as reelected and newly elected city of Bamberg officials were sworn-in to office by Bamberg City Clerk/Treasurer Bruce Watson.

Watson administered the oath of office for four year terms to Mayor Alton McCollum, newly elected District 4 Councilmember Ronald W. “Buzzy” Bunch; District 5 Councilmember Nancy Foster, who was unopposed; and District 6 Councilmember Bo Griffin, who was also unopposed.

Clerk Watson administered the oath of office for a six year term to newly elected Board of Public Works Commissioner Buddy Sandifer on Friday April 10 at City Hall.

After being sworn-in on Friday, Sandifer said “I want to thank the citizens of Bamberg that had confidence in me to put me in office as a commissioner on the Board of Public Works of Bamberg. I will work with the people; I will do what’s best for the people. We have a fine group of employees at the Board of Public Works and I want to see Bamberg move forward. I’m very experienced in city government having served for 24 years, and 40 years experience in the utility business, which will be a plus for the Board of Public Works. I’m looking forward to being the new man on the block. The experience I bring will help everyone; again, I just want to thank the voters for electing me to this office.”

Also at Monday night’s meeting council members voted unanimously to elect District 5 Councilmember Nancy Foster as Mayor-Pro Tem.

Clerk Watson read the final election results as certified by the Bamberg County Election Commission which showed:

Mayor: Alton McCollum 498, Janeth Walker 320, Lisa Stokes 136
Commissioner Board of Public Works: Buddy Sandifer 512, Bob Clary 410
City Council District 4: Ronald W. “Buzzy” Bunch 77, Paulette Bamberg-Jamison 51
City Council District 5: Nancy Foster, unopposed, declared winner
City Council District 6: Bo Griffin, unopposed, declared winner.

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