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One vote decides race
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With Republican landslides all over Tennessee on Tuesday night, there was at least one race decided by a single vote.


In the race for Morrison alderman, Joe H. Hefner Jr. retained his seat by one vote Tuesday night by nipping Donald L. Miller. Election results released Tuesday show Hefner received 129 votes, while Miller had 128.


That turned out to be the closest race as Morrison Mayor Sue Anderson won re-election by getting 125 votes, or 67.9 percent. She beat challenger Travis Battles with 56 votes, or 30.4 percent.

The other Morrison alderman seat for an unexpired, two-year term went to Sue Jones, 81 votes, over Travis Battles, 73 votes, and Roger D. Smith, 24 votes.


As for overall Warren County voter turnout, the midterm election saw a total of 11,730 votes cast. Warren County has 20,254 registered voters, putting voter turnout at 57.9 percent.


There were 6,654 people who took advantage of early voting and 5,076 who voted on Election Day, putting the percentage of early voters at 56.7 percent.


For the other race on the ballot impacting Warren County, U.S. House, Republican Scott DesJarlais cruised to his fifth term by beating Democrat Mariah Phillips.


DesJarlais captured 63.4 percent of the vote in Warren County, a number which held true for the entire 4th Congressional District where he claimed 63.5 percent of the vote.


For the entire district, DesJarlais had 146,194 votes. Phillips gained 76,846 votes.


After a hectic election year, voters will get a breather. There is not an election scheduled in 2019.