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Longtime Jones County supervisor loses seat in runoff

Jones County Beat 4 Supervisor Andy Dial was unseated for the first time in 19 years Tuesday night. Jones County Beat 4 Supervisor Andy Dial was unseated for the first time in 19 years Tuesday night.
Jones County Beat 4 Supervisor Andy Dial was unseated for the first time in 19 years Tuesday night. Jones County Beat 4 Supervisor Andy Dial was unseated for the first time in 19 years Tuesday night.
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Jones County Beat 4 Supervisor Andy Dial was unseated for the first time in 19 years Tuesday night.

Opponent David Scruggs took Dial's seat with 54.92 percent of the vote.

"They voted for a change, and I plan on giving them one," Scruggs said after the victory was announced.

Dial, who was running for a sixth term, said Scruggs would realize it is not an easy job.

"They're not going to be cutting taxes and paving roads," Dial said about his successor's campaign message. "That message, I think, has carried a lot of weight, and we're going to see how that goes."

The Beat 3 incumbent Barry Saul was successful in Tuesday's runoff. He beat Phil Dickerson by 79 votes, taking 51.42 percent of the vote.

"So many people worked so hard on this, and I want to thank everyone that did," Saul said. "By the grace of God, we're here again."

Saul faces both Democrat and Independent candidates in November.

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