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Colleton County elects Andy Strickland as new sheriff

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COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

Voters in Colleton County have elected Democrat Andy Strickland as their new sheriff.

Strickland beat out Republican Marshall Morehead with 8,969 votes to Morehead's 7,849 votes.

Current Sheriff George Malone did not run for re-election. This past spring Sheriff Malone announced he would not run again, but didn't elaborate. His 9 years on the job haven't been without controversy.

In March of last year, some people in Colleton County began calling for his resignation after his wife was accused of attacking the sheriff's secretary in a fast food parking lot. 

No charges were filed in that incident.

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