From the Jasper News Suwannee Democrat today we have the following article

Miller voted back onto White Springs council

Incumbents Lofton, McKenzie also win

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WHITE SPRINGS — Six months after having her seat declared forfeited, Helen Miller is back on the White Springs Town Council.

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Helen Miller
Helen Miller

Miller won one of the three open seats during Tuesday’s town election, joining incumbents Spencer Lofton and Walter McKenzie in being elected.

With a 32.75 percent turnout of 169 voters, Lofton received 104 votes. McKenzie received 100 votes with Miller named 97 times. Incumbent Willie Jefferson received 93 votes and Arthur Natteal was cast on 75 ballots.

The three newly elected councilors will be sworn in at 7 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall. Also during that meeting, a new Mayor and Vice Mayor will be elected by the council.

Spencer Lofton

Spencer Lofton

Miller was the first female mayor in the town’s history when voted to that position in 2010.

She served on the council until last October when the council declared her seat forfeited following a June review and a declaration in May by Town Manager Stacy Tebo that Miller was a “rogue councilwoman.”

Miller was the first female mayor in the town’s history when voted to that position in 2010.

She served on the council until last October when the council declared her seat forfeited following a June review and a declaration in May by Town Manager Stacy Tebo that Miller was a “rogue councilwoman.”

That led to Lofton being added by the council to fill a vacancy in December by a 3-1 vote. Lofton previously served on the council before resigning in 2011.

McKenzie has been a long-time council member, having previously served as Vice Mayor.

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Walter McKenzie mug
Walter McKenzieFile Photo

Jefferson, who had also served previously, had been on the council since 2014, winning re-election two years ago.

Rhett Bullard currently serves as White Springs’ mayor with Tonja Brown holding the vice mayor position.

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