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Weaver re-elected as Glennville mayor
Vickie Nail elected new mayor of Reidsville; Charles Rushton is new mayor of Collins
Bernie Weaver
Bernie Weaver

Results from the Tuesday, November 7, 2023, election show incumbent Glennville Mayor Bernie Weaver retaining his seat with 57 percent of the votes cast, garnering 527 votes of the 926 cast. Contender Zuber Malek was a distant second with 204 votes followed by Micah King with 195 votes. Another Glennville race in the Ward I council seat saw Cynthia Miller as a new face to the Glennville council, winning with 130 of the 197 votes cast, 66 percent, against candidate Chris Driggers.

Reidsville will have a new mayor January 1, 2024, with Vickie Nail at the helm, winning the mayoral race with 62 percent of the 359 votes cast, 222 votes, to incumbent mayor Curtis Colwell’s  70 votes and Steven Richardson’s 67 votes.

The two incumbents in the Reidsville City Council retained their seats. Verdie Williams, City Council member for Ward 1, Post 1, received 60 votes (58 percent) to Sydney Clifton’s 25 votes and Nathaniel Joyce’s 19 votes. In the Ward 2, Post 3, race, incumbent Donald Prestage kept his seat with 160 votes of the 246 cast (65 percent), with the other candidate, Steven Drinks, tallying 86 votes.

The City of Collins also elected a new mayor on November 7, Charles Rushton, who had 73 votes, 66 percent of the votes cast, with candidate Kenny Norris gathering 37 votes. Tracy Buford was elected to the Collins City Council with her 66 votes (60 percent) to Jim Cowart’s 22 and Charles Jan Scott’s 23. Also, the alcohol referendum passed for Collins, with 58 yes votes to 48 no votes, 55 percent of the votes.

The City of Glennville has 2439 registered voters, with 409 early voting in the election and 82 absentees, and a total of 926 votes cast in the mayor’s election.  Overall, this reflects a 38 percent voter turnout. 

In the City of Reidsville, which has 1519 registered voters, 214 voted early and 8 by absentee, with their mayor’s race showing a total of 359 votes cast, for a 24 percent voter turnout in choosing the city’s new mayor. 

For the City of Collins, with 330 registered voters and with 114 votes cast, their voter turnout is 35 percent.