Final count: New Hall County sheriff wins by 81 votes


Hall County will officially have a new sheriff next year.

The county's official results were released on Friday.

25-year deputy Rick Conrad had a total of 2,461 votes while incumbent Sheriff Jerry Watson garnered 2,380 for a difference of just 81 votes.

Watson has been Hall County Sheriff for 19 years.

Watson congratulated Conrad on his victory in a Facebook post and said it has been an honor to serve members of the community.

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