COPY-New mayor elected in Ripley - - Jackson, MS

COPY-New mayor elected in Ripley

RIPLEY, Miss. (AP) - Ripley businessman Chris Marsalis has defeated longtime city employee Breat Tye in Tuesday's mayoral runoff.

Complete but unofficial returns showed Marsalis with 947 to 442 for Tye.

Affidavit ballots were to be counted Wednesday but election officials say they are not enough of them to change the outcome.

Nine candidates were on the Feb. 14 ballot.

Marsalis will serve the remaining term of Kerri Hill who died in December.

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