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November 7-- Vidalia businessman Greg Johnson has won the Second Ward City Council seat in Vidalia.

Johnson defeated former Vidalia city manager Bill Torrance 298 to 207.

"There are a lot of people in this community who know me.  I got the opportunity to go knock on a lot of doors of the ones who didn't know me and introduce me and share with them some of my beliefs and let them know about me and my family.  I tried to knock on every door in the district," Johnson said of his victory.  He also thanked God and congratulated Bill Torrance for running a clean campaign.

In the race for the Ward Four Lyons council seat, John Moore, Jr. beat Tyler Peebles 64 to 36.

Moore is following in the footsteps of his late father who was a longtime member of the city council and mayor of Lyons, "I'm honored by the people of Ward Four who are giving me this opportunity.  I've always said in my life if I could be half the man my Daddy was and  the servant he was to the city, then I'd be doing okay.  I'm looking forward to the challenge," he said.

Lyons voters also approved the Sunday sale of alcoholic beverages 108 to 72 and the Sunday sale of alcohol by the drink 105 to 75.

There was also a Sunday sale of alcohol referendum in Soperton Tuesday and voters approved the measure 101 to 39.

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