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Mayor to face political newcomer in runoff

November 9, 2005

Sylvester- Mayor Bill Yearta received just shy of 38 percent of the votes, while Worth County native Ronnie Hill garnered 32 percent, and former long-time city employee Charles Jones received about 30 percent.

Yearta says the low turnout and a race with three candidates forced another election. But both Yearta and Hill say they are ready and confident about the runoff.

There was about a 50 percent turnout for the Sylvester mayor's race. Both candidates say they are encouraging more people to cast ballots in the runoff.

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