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Yazoo City Residents Head to Polls

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YAZOO CITY, MS (WLBT) - The current mayor of Yazoo City faced five other Democrats in an election Monday.

Incumbent McArthur Straughter had a slight lead in early returns.

There are four precincts in this race.

Diane Delaware was leading in the race with 652 votes, McArthur Straughter had 592 and Joseph Thomas, Jr. had 225 votes.

Votes were still being tallied for absentee and affidavit ballots Monday night. 

If the top two candidates don't receive a majority vote then a runoff will be held March 22nd.

An independent candidate will face the winner in April.

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