By JAMIE PATTERSON
The town of Bentonia elected its first female mayor this week with Kim Tyer earning the seat.
Tyer was the only candidate to qualify, and she earned 112 votes during Tuesday’s election.
Voters also elected their five Bentonia aldermen with Adam Brooks, Roger T. Burton, Clint Lancaster, Gregory Shaffer and Kim Sligh.
According to election results, Brooks earned 87 votes; Burton, 64 votes; Lancaster, 83; Shaffer, 83 and Sligh, 91.
Alderman opponents close behind the final results were Justin Hancock, 61; Dustin Wadford, 48 and Jay Soday, 29.
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