Florence County Administrator leaving

Thomas Robinson's last day as Florence County Administrator will be Friday, November 9, according to Florence County Council Chairman Rusty Smith.

Robinson was hired in October of 2011 out of Rockingham, NC.

Details about Robinson's departure are expected to be released Friday, said Smith.

Smith was up for the position in 2011, but he withdrew his name for consideration, saying it was in the best interest of the council and the community.

Florence County Treasurer Dean Fowler, Jr. and Coroner Bubba Matthews filed a lawsuit to stop Smith from being named to the position and to clarify if Smith was eligible.