Sandersville election heads to a runoff

SANDERSVILLE, MS (WDAM) - Sandersville residents went to the polls Tuesday to elect a new mayor to replace Mayor Jimmy Hill who died in February.

Robert (Bob) White, who has been serving as acting mayor received 72 votes. Jimmy Hill's widow, Darlene Hill, received 65 votes. While retired school teacher, Walter Jack, received 53 votes.

Since none of the candidates managed to receive 51% of the vote, White and Hill will have a runoff on April 22.

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