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Owens wins Port Royal Town Council special election

Darryl Owens received a majority of the vote Tuesday to win a Port Royal Town Council special election.

Owens will fill the seat that became vacant when Councilman Vernon DeLoach died in February, according to unofficial results reported Tuesday night.

Owens received 159 votes, or 50.64 percent of the total. He was followed by Patty Crower with 84, Bob Ellis with 55 and Marjorie Lamb with 15 votes.

The 20-plus-year town resident ran unsuccessfully for a council seat in 2015. He works as chief of operations for the Jasper County School District and has served on the town’s planning and zoning boards.

Owens said during the race he has “a servant’s heart to work in the best interest of the town and having a vested interest in the success of Port Royal and the preservation of its historical status.”