By a difference of just five votes, residents of Milledgeville have made history by choosing Mary Parham-Copelan as the city's new mayor.
Parham-Copelan becomes the first woman to win election to that office. She defeated incumbent Gary Thrower in Tuesday's balloting.
Unofficial election results reveal that Parham-Copelan received 833 votes to Thrower's 827 votes.
Parham-Copelan told The Union Recorder residents wanted a change and they worked hard for her, making that change possible.