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Coin Toss Determines Alderman Seat

RIENZI, Miss. (WCBI)-It’s been around for years as a tie breaker… the coin toss. And that’s exactly what the town of Rienzi used to decide who would take the fifth alderman seat. Last Friday, the town election commissioners held an official coin toss. Two of the towns citizens conducted the toss to determine a winner between incumbent Harold Palmer and incumbent Melissa Bearden. Both candidates received 45 votes a piece during the previous election. The election commissioners chose heads for Palmer and tails for Bearden. Palmer won the toss.