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Stone wins; Whitworth, Devane in runoff

In the Barnesville city council election Tuesday, November 3, challenger Mark Stone defeated incumbent Cecil Butch McDaniel in the Ward 5 race. In Ward 4 voting, Larry Whitworth was the top vote getter followed by Robert Neal Devane. Whitworth and Devane will settle the issue in a runoff set for December 1. In Pike County, the SPLOST referendum was handily defeated. In Ward 5, Stone took 52.9% of ballots cast in defeating McDaniel 126-112. In Ward 4, Whitworth garnered 60 votes (28.44%) while Devane was the choice of 56 voters (26.54%). Calvin Scandrett ran third with 51 votes (24.17%) while Bobby York was fourth with 44 votes (20.85%). There were four provisional ballots but those will not impact the finals.

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