Posted November 8, 2016 08:12 pm - Updated November 8, 2016 08:23 pm

BLOG: Smith trails, Pittard leads in Oglethorpe County

With one of three Oglethorpe County precincts reporting, incumbent Sheriff Mike Smith - a Democrat in a Republican county - is losing to Republican challenger Rusty Gabriel. Incumbent County Commission Chairman Billy Pittard is holding off Democratic challenger Dan Brubaker with 2,723 votes to Brubaker's 2,246. Gabriel had 3,038 votes, just over 60 percent of the total, to 1989 for Smith.