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Unofficial results reveal new mayor of Lyman, 2 Duncan town council members

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Polls open for Duncan and Lyman elections (June 27, 2017/FOX Carolina) Polls open for Duncan and Lyman elections (June 27, 2017/FOX Carolina)
LYMAN, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Residents in Lyman voted on a new mayor on Tuesday.

Former mayor Tony Gillespie passed away in July 2016 after a battle with cancer. Town officials said Gillespie's "spirited personality and dedication to the community will be profoundly missed."

Acting mayor Larry Chappell and council member Tony Wyatt were on Tuesday's ballot for the position.

Unofficial results revealed Chappell as the winning candidate with over 54 percent of the vote. Chappell received 128 votes while Wyatt received 107 votes. There were no write-in votes.

Polls were also open in Duncan for a runoff election for town council.

In a special election on June 13, no candidates for town council received a majority vote. The three candidates with the highest votes - Shirley Center Clopton, Charles Hornack, and Greg Rensberger - appeared on Tuesday's ballot where two would be chosen to fill the two available seats.

Clopton and Rensberger beat out Hornack for the two vacant seats. They received 78 and 73 votes respectively. Hornack received 61 votes.

The provisional ballot hearing and certification of the results will occur on June 29 at 10 a.m. in the Voter Registration & Elections office located at 366 N Church Street in Spartanburg.

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