By Josh Shepherd, News writer
The re-match between Shain Stephens and incumbent Harrison County Sheriff Bruce Hampton once again came down to a narrow margin of victory. This time, however, Stephens came out on the winning side of the race, unseating Hampton by a margin of 738 votes in Tuesday’s primary election.
Hampton’s service as Harrison County Sheriff has run six straight terms in office. After 24 years in the office and 36 total years in law enforcement, Hampton expressed few regrets in the final results.