Lemons mayoral victory stays



Municipal Court Judge Duff Ayers swore in Wallace Lemons March 18 in a ceremony at the Midville City Hall that included Lemons wife Cynthia.

Municipal Court Judge Duff Ayers swore in Wallace Lemons March 18 in a ceremony at the Midville City Hall that included Lemons wife Cynthia.

Wallace Lemons won his Midville mayoral bid in a close race against opponent Pat Dye.

According to Elections Supervisor Fran Watson, voters elected Lemons 74-63. He was sworn in Friday, March 18.

The Burke County Board of Elections and Registration issued the following statement March 16, regarding a citizen’s request to challenge Lemons’ Burke County voter registration.

“The Burke County Board of Elections and Registration has decided not to hear the challenge since the intent is to challenge the qualifications of a candidate to pursue or hold office. This type of challenge needs to be made with the municipality holding jurisdiction over the qualifying for the office in question. Furthermore, the Burke County Board of Elections and Registration has no authority to remove an elected official.”

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