FOLLY BEACH, SC (WCSC) - In a unanimous vote Wednesday night, Folly Beach City Council appointed Councilman Paul Hume as the new Mayor Pro Tem, a position Eddie Ellis had up until last month.
On July 23, council voted to censure Ellis. The censure stemmed from other council members reporting that Ellis had engaged in bad behavior including threatening council members and their families.
Ellis denied the accusations and also filed a lawsuit against five council members in an effort to stop their efforts to remove him as Mayor Pro Tem.
The lawsuit filed on Ellis' behalf states the city is retaliating against him for his opinions on controversial matters, and his possible candidacy for mayor. The suit named council members Pennel Clamp, Sandra Hickman, Paul Hume, Tom Scruggs, Dale Stuckey and the City of Folly Beach as defendants.