A tight three-way race for the newly-created Place 3 Circuit Court seat culminated on Tuesday night, with local attorneys Lee Coleman and Nebra Porter appearing to be destined for a runoff.
The seat covers the 4-county area of Lowndes, Clay, Noxubee and Oktibbeha, and the three candidates â€“ Coleman, Porter, and local attorney Bob Marshall â€“ were in a dead heat for most of the night, though Coleman used big showings in Lowndes and Oktibbeha to win the popular vote, though he didn't earn the required 50+ percent needed to win outright.
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