Coleman wins Commissioner post runoff


Another election has been decided in the crowded 2024 political sweepstakes of Emanuel County. The official numbers for the runoff between Kwame Coleman and Chris Jukes for County Commissioner, District 1 is as follows: Coleman received a total of 340 votes. Jukes tallied 253. The breakdown of the vote for Coleman included 238 votes on election day, 93 votes in advance, and 9 absentees for a total of 57.14 percent. Jukes received 151 votes on election day, 97 in advance, and 5 by absentee for a total of 42.52 percent of the total votes cast. The next round of elections on the calendar will take place a little over a month from now when a slate of local and state races are decided on May 21.