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August 8, 2006

Douglas --  Voter turnout in Coffee County is a little bit better than the state average, because folks there are electing a new sheriff.  

Voters are choosing between twenty-eight year law enforcement veteran Joe White and Jerry Pope, a man just wanting to make a fresh change.

The Coffee County Sheriff's Office has been the center of controversy. Former sheriff Carlton Evans took his own life in 2000 as authorities tried to serve a warrant for drug charges.

And interim sheriff Joe White assumed his role in April after former Sheriff Rob Smith resigned on charges of malpractice and malfeasance in office.

Even the turnout is better than most primary runoffs, election officials want to see more people at the poll. "It's better than a normal runoff would be," said Elections Supervisor Kimberly Evans. "We had a great turnout for the advanced voting week. It is your right as a citizen of the United States to express your feeling and to vote. Get out and vote!"

The latest figures show around 4,600 people have voted including advanced voting. The Douglas precinct will be open until 7:20PM because of an electrical problem that caused a delay.

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