Phelps wins Panola sheriff’s race with 400 vote margin
Panola County voters elected a new sheriff Tuesday. Shane Phelps out polled incumbent Dennis Darby 4,881 to 4,485 in the 21 county precincts. These numbers are unofficial and will need to be certified by the Election Commission once all votes are tallied.
Still left to count are a handful of affidavit and resolution ballots that will be addressed Wednesday morning by election officials in regular post-election business. Phelps won 12 of the 21 boxes.
Phelps, who retired from the Mississippi Highway Patrol to run for the seat, said late Tuesday that “it’s been a long year.”
Darby was seeking his third term in office.
The machine votes at each of the 21 precinct boxes are as follows (unofficially). These include absentee votes.
Como Library: Phelps 226 Darby 175
Pleasant Mount Fire Dept: Phelps 171 Darby 142
Sardis Courthouse: Phelps 422 Darby 240
Sardis Lake Fire Dept: Phelps 119 Darby 91
Sardis Library: Phelps 512 Darby 234
Pleasant Grove Fire Station: Phelps 64 Darby 124
Longtown Fire Station: Phelps 96 Darby 84
Crenshaw Old City Hall: Phelps 116 Darby 122
Macedonia-Concord: Phelps 482 Darby 146
Cliff Finch Building: Phelps 139 Darby 322
Courtland Baptist: Phelps 650 Darby 241
Pope City Hall: Phelps 434 Darby 276
Tocowa Community Center: Phelps 200 Darby 390
Crowder: Phelps 104 Darby 52
Panola County Extension Building: Phelps 114 Darby 321
Eureka Community Center: Phelps 291 Darby 437
Black Jack Community Center: Phelps 292 Darby 517
Mt. Olivet Fire Department: Phelps 358 Darby 424
Batesville Courthouse: Phelps 555 Darby 830
Patton Lane Community Center: Phelps 582 Darby 136
Enon Water Building: Phelps 48 Darby 45
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