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DHEC board member quits; replacement uncertain

Oct 15, 2010 7:42:00 AM - thestate.com
A board member at South Carolina's health and environmental agency is leaving, saying he wants to spend more time with his family.

The State newspaper reported Friday that Edwin Cooper of Sullivans Island says he's leaving the Department of Health and Environmental Control after more than six years on the board.

Cooper was appointed to the board by Gov. Mark Sanford in 2004. Cooper's term ends in 2011. Gubernatorial spokesman Ben Fox says Sanford is considering options for a replacement. Sanford leaves office in January.

Sanford had recommended Cooper as chairman of the seven-member board in 2007, Cooper was criticized by the South Carolina Manufacturer's Alliance, saying he had ties to the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League.

Sanford them named Greenville developer Bo Aughtry as chairman.

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