* A one-vote difference in a 2018 election is still under dispute two years later and heading to trial…
A trial to determine who won the 2018 Macon County sheriff race has been delayed to late October.
A Monday court docket entry related to a pre-trial hearing said the parties involved “represent they continue to work on the terms of a partial stipulation as to the disputed ballots.” As a result, Associate Judge Anna Benjamin set a status hearing in the case for Oct. 26, with trial following on Oct. 27 and Oct. 29.
The trial was going to start on Thursday, Oct. 22.
Tony Brown, a Democrat, became sheriff after the initial race led to him being declared winner over GOP challenger Jim Root by one vote. Root then filed for a discovery recount in certain districts.