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      Three candidates named for Florence County fire services coordinator

      Florence County Council has released the names of its top three candidates for the position of Florence County Fire and Rescue Services coordinator.

      Hampton Shuping of Horry County, Sam Brockington of Florence County and David Gallagher of Pennsylvania are all being considered for the position.

      County officials say each of the candidates have years of experience in fire and rescue services and would do an excellent job for Florence County.

      The coordinator will help to better facilitate matters between the county's seven fire districts and rescue services and county council.

      The position will pay about $70,000 a year, according to county leaders.

      Officials say they expect to make a decision regarding who will get the job by next week.