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.