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Prine wins the votes

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By Alicia Eakin

August 5, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -  There was no voter apathy in Lowndes County.

Turnout was high as voters decided a hotly contested sheriff's race.

Here's a look at the results.

Former State Trooper Chris Prine got 59% of the vote and defeated Sheriff's Office Captain JD Yeager.

Yeager conceded Tuesday before all the votes were in when it became clear he would not win.

Prine will face another former state trooper, republican Freddie Taylor, in the General Election.

Both say campaigning for November begins tonight.

"We've got another race in November and we've got to keep it up. It's been a hard road and of course, JD and I have had a good, clean race and I appreciate that," Prine says.  "I hope for another clean race and may the best candidate win."

"I'll become more active and more visible and hope to earn some of the voters who supported either candidate.  I've got to get on the ground and get out who I am and what my skills and offerings are in this process," Taylor says.

9461 voters cast ballots in this runoff race.

Only 7315 voters came out for last month's primary election.