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Myrtle Beach officially welcomed its new mayor and City Council during oath of office ceremonies Tuesday, January 8, at the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center. Mayor Brenda Bethune is the first female to hold that office, taking the gavel from John Rhodes, who served 12 years as mayor. Returning Council member Mike Lowder was reelected to his third term, while voters chose Gregg Smith and Jackie Vereen to replace longtime members Wayne Gray and Randal Wallace. Gray, who did not seek reelection, served a total of 16 years in two stints, while Wallace served four consecutive terms for a 16-year total.
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