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Council race finally over

January 04, 2006

Cairo, Georgia-- There won't be a third runoff for the district four city council seat in Cairo.

Voters weighed in on the race on Tuesday, but it was still up in the air after the polls closed. Incumbent Adrian Clark received 104 votes, and rival, James Douglas won 105, however, a provisional ballot hadn't been counted until Wednesday. Douglas ended up unseating Clark.

The new councilman says his priority is fixing Cairo's 24 million dollar debt. "We're going backwards. We've got really high utility rates. The city's in a lot of debt, and it's going to take a while to get out of debt," says Douglas.

Douglas and Clark tied in last month's runoff with 84 votes each. The last time there was a tie in a municipal election in Cairo was more than 50 years ago.


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