Wed Aug 12, 2020

Passing the gavel — Russ elected county commission chair 

Trent Burroughs, center, the outgoing chairman of the Columbus County Board of Commissioners, congratulates Edwin Russ, who was elected chairman during Monday night’s meeting. Pictured on the right is Jerome McMillan, who was named vice chair. Staff photo by Allen Turner.

Columbus County Commissioners on Monday night unanimously elected Edwin Russ of Lake Waccamaw to serve as the board’s chair for the upcoming year. Jerome McMillan of Fair Bluff was elected vice-chair. Trent Burroughs of Tabor City had served as chair since December of 2018 and Russ served as vice chair.

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