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Shepherd wins Pike sheriff

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - Pike County Sheriff Mark Shepherd has won a third term.

Final results on Monday showed Shepherd with 6,629 votes to 6,488 votes for challenger Kenny Cotton.

Shepherd, a former McComb police lieutenant, was first elected to the office in 2003, replacing Fred Johnson.

Cotton has been Summit's police chief since February 2009, when he retired from the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics.

After last Tuesday's voting, Cotton had a 27-vote lead. A count of absentee and affidavit ballots on Monday gave the advantage to Shepherd.

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