After delay, state decision honors Norway mayor | Authorities & Politics

Rep. Jerry N. Govan Jr. (left) and Rep. Lonnie Hosey (right) presented Norwegian Mayor Tracie Clemons with a resolution recognizing her inauguration as Mayor, received on May 11 due to delays in COVID-19.


RON BAXLEY JR. T&D correspondent

COLOMBIA – Mayor Tracie Clemons of Norway was able to hold her inauguration gala at Hunter-Kinard-Tyler High School on Saturday March 7th, 2020, just before events were canceled due to COVID-19 The gala was postponed for more than a year.

A decision by the SC Statehouse to honor her as newly inducted mayor has been postponed for more than a year because of the virus’ impact on the statehouse log and events. Rep. Lonnie Hosey and Rep. Jerry Govan Jr. presented her with the resolution on May 11 this year in the Chamber of the House of Representatives in Colombia. The resolution was actually dated April 8, 2020 – perhaps in the hope that things would have normalized more quickly in the past year.

Clemons said, “The resolution was originally to be given to me after my March 7, 2020 inauguration gala. Rep. Hosey was present at my gala and announced that he would submit a resolution as the newly inaugurated mayor for the city of Norway. ”

“The resolution is actually dated April 8, 2020. Due to COVID, which actually went viral a week after my gala, the presentation of the resolution was postponed. So I didn’t get it until May 11, 2021, ”added Clemons.

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Clemons said, “I am grateful and honored to receive this HOUSE RESOLUTION in recognition of the newly inaugurated Mayor of Norway, SC … introduced by Rep. Lonnie Hosey and Congressman Clyburn.”

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