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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS (WVVA) - Voters in White Sulphur Springs have chosen a new direction, electing Lloyd Haynes as mayor over incumbent Thomas Taylor.

In the results from Tuesday's municipal election, Haynes garnered 296 votes to Taylor's 135.

In 2011, Taylor became White Sulphur Springs' youngest mayor ever at age 21. Controversy soon followed as Taylor abruptly resigned amid allegations of improper use of a city computer.

Taylor later claimed he was forced out and began a legal battle to regain his position as mayor.

He was later cleared of accusations following an investigation and reinstated as mayor in early 2012.

Haynes -- a city council member -- served as mayor in place of Taylor during the ordeal.

View WVVA.com's previous stories on Thomas Taylor

For the office of recorder, incumbent Peggy Bland defeated write-in candidate Linda Wakeford 232-160.

Five city council seats were up for grabs among six candidates and one write-in. Winners were: George "G.P." Parker (301), Eddie J. Coleman (289), Audrey Burns Vanburen (269), Bruce Bowling (262) and Lynn Swann (260).

Jackson Bowling finished with 249 votes, while write-in candidate Larry Wayne Wakeford collected 133.

Vote canvassing will be held in White Sulphur Springs on Monday, June 17.

Click here for a full list of municipal election results across Greenbrier County

NOTE: The city of White Sulphur Springs issued a retraction Wednesday morning, changing the vote total for Lynn Swann from 323 to 260 due to an error in the calculation of Precinct 72. The retraction states Swann was initially listed as having received 170 votes in that precinct, when the correct number was 107.

 

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