NASHVILLE -- Voters in Post 3 sent incumbent Bill Turner back to the Nashville City Council Tuesday night.

The longtime resident received 328 votes, defeating Jerry Lipsey, who received 210 votes. In a previous interview, Turner said he wants to maintain the rate of progress in Nashville by the City Council and to bring more money into the city.

"I have been here for 41 years and I love Nashville and want to make it better," he said at that time.

Lipsey, now chief of police for Cecil, was once the chief of police for Nashville.

Turner and Lipsey found themselves in a runoff following the Nov. 2 general election when neither received at least 45 percent of the total vote as required by the Official Code of Georgia Section 21-2-501's plurality rule. Turner received 420 votes to Lipsey's 324 votes at that time. A third candidate, Darlene Parker, trailed with 222 votes.

Turner was unable to be reached as of press time for comment Tuesday night.



To contact reporter Jessica Pope, please call (229) 244-3400, ext. 255.

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