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      Atlantic Beach mayor's election lawsuit dismissed

      The Atlantic Beach mayor's appeal of the May 2012 election, which she lost to Jake Evans, has been dismissed.

      Mayor Retha Pierce claimed there was fraud and impropriety in the election, but a South Carolina Circuit Court judge ruled against her.

      Councilman Jake Evans won the election, but was not able to take his seat until the appeals were over.

      Pierce's appeal was dismissed Wednesday.

      There was no one at Town Hall that could tell us if Evans will now take the mayor seat.

      Atlantic Beach has scheduled its town meeting Monday so we hope to get an answer then.