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Split elections board: Greene failed residency requirement

Jody Greene is pictured during a protest hearing of the sheriff's election Thursday afternoon at the Columbus County Courthouse. Staff photo by Grant Merritt.
By Allen Turner allenturner@nrcolumbus.com

Posted on: 04.4.2019 at 08:37 p.m. |

 

The Columbus County Board of Elections in a party-line 3-2 vote ruled Thursday evening that Republican Stedman Jody Greene, who defeated Democratic incumbent Lewis Hatcher by 37 votes in November’s general election, was not a resident of Columbus County either on Election Day or one year prior to the

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