Georgia Special Elections results are in

Georgia Special Elections results are in
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CHATHAM COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - Georgia voters have visited their precincts and voted for special elections in Bryan, Chatham, Liberty, and Toombs counties.

Residents of Richmond Hill have elected a new representative for City Council Post 1 seat, which was left vacant after former City Council member Johnny Murphy lost his battle with cancer. Kristi Cox will now take on Murphy’s old seat.

Skidaway Island residents voted on whether or not they want to become their own city. The decision is a no with 62.5 percent of the vote.

Karl A. Riles is the leading candidate in the race for the District 5 City Council seat in Hinesville with 33 percent. James R. Ryon, Jr. is following close behind with 30 percent of the vote. There will be a runoff between the two on April 16.

Toombs County residents voted on the Toombs County/Vidalia Education Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax renewal. Eighty-five percent voted yes, while 15 percent voted no.

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