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A familiar face returns to run Dawson

Mayor elect Robert Albritten (Source: WALB) Mayor elect Robert Albritten (Source: WALB)
Mittie Allen (Source: WALB) Mittie Allen (Source: WALB)
Alyce Smith  (Source: WALB) Alyce Smith (Source: WALB)
DAWSON, GA (WALB) -

A lot of folks in Dawson are relieved today, after they voted their indicted and suspended mayor out of office.

The man he beat-- twice-- will retake the office.

There have been many strange twists and turns with this office in recent years. Robert Albritten, who served as Dawson's Mayor for years, is about to take office again.

Christopher Wright became one of the youngest mayors in Georgia in 2012.  He beat Albritten again in 2014. 

In between, Wright was nearly killed in an ambush shooting at his home. 

Then, earlier this year he was indicted on rape and child molestation charges.

People say they always thought it was clear that Albritten is best for the job and last night proved it.

"He's aggressive enough to move the city forward and that's what we need," said Alyce Smith.

"I'm excited because I think he really deserved the job and I think he will make a better person doing the job," said Mittie Allen.

Albritten will be sworn in January.

As for Wright, his trial is anticipated to start early spring.

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