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Lamar County begins the new year with two new supervisors

Warren Byrd Warren Byrd
Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel
Lamar County Supervisor Phillip Carlisle Lamar County Supervisor Phillip Carlisle
Dale Lucas Dale Lucas

Circuit Court Judge Prentiss Harrell swore in several county new and returning Lamar County officials Tuesday morning.

Of those being sworn were two new county supervisors. Phillip Carlisle takes over the District Four seat held by Fred Hatten for the past two terms. Hatten announced his retirement in 2010. Carlisle defeated independent Brian McPhail in the November election to win the seat.

Warren Byrd takes over as District Two Supervisor. He defeated Ben Winston in the November election.

 "I'm interested in parks and recreation.  That's very important to me," said Carlisle. "Mainly just like this board has done in the past, be a good steward with the taxpayers money."

I'm going to try and encourage growth and development to try it make it better" said Byrd. "I want to try and help create more jobs especially in the Lumberton area. I'll also try and get some roads working in the near future and some new asphalt on the ground."

Among those sworn in on Tuesday was Sheriff Danny Rigel who is entering his third term.

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