Richmond County Sheriff's Race

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Sheriff candidate Freddie Sanders (center) greets supporters at his election watch party at the campaign headquarters on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff's candidate Freddie Sanders' election watch party was held at the campaign headquarters on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff's candidate Freddie Sanders' election watch party was held at the campaign headquarters on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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The election watch party for Richard Roundtree was held at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff candidate Richard Roundtree gets a hug from 5-year-old Randi Ebron-Frails, the daughter of campaign advisor Randolph Frails, at Roundtree's election watch party at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sonia D. England (center) and other supporters applaud for sheriff candidate Richard Roundtree (second from left) after an announcement that he was in the lead at 9:05 p.m. at Roundtree's election watch party on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff candidate Richard Roundtree (center) shakes hands with Wes Stallings (left) after an announcement that Roundtree was in the lead at Roundtree's election watch party at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff candidate Freddie Sanders (center) greets supporter Bobby Carroll at his election watch party at the campaign headquarters on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff's candidate Freddie Sanders' election watch party was held at the campaign headquarters on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff's candidate Freddie Sanders' election watch party was held at the campaign headquarters on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff's candidate Freddie Sanders' election watch party was held at the campaign headquarters on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff's candidate Freddie Sanders' election watch party was held at the campaign headquarters on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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David Fields (center), campaign manager, watches the results come in at Sanders' election watch party at the campaign headquarters on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Supporters of sheriff candidate Freddie Sanders watch the first results come in at Sanders' election watch party at the campaign headquarters on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff candidate Freddie Sanders (center) greets supporters at his election watch party at the campaign headquarters on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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The election watch party for Richard Roundtree was held at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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The election watch party for Richard Roundtree was held at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree (center) pauses to hug his campaign manager, Von Daniels, and Cheryl Dorsey (left), as Roundtree makes his way to the podium to deliver his speech at his election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff candidate Richard Roundtree gets a hug from 5-year-old Randi Ebron-Frails, the daughter of campaign advisor Randolph Frails, at Roundtree's election watch party at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree is hugged by supporters as he walks to the podium at his election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree (center) becomes emotional as he hugs supporters while making his way to the podium to deliver his speech at his election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Supporters of sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree take cellphone photos as Roundtree walks to the podium at his election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree is hugged by supporters as he walks to the podium at his election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree is hugged by supporters as he walks to the podium at his election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree is hugged by supporters as he walks to the podium at his election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Campaign staff chant the campaign slogan, "one team, one dream" as Roundtree takes the podium to speak at his election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree (right) speaks to his supporters at his election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree (left) is hugged by Cheryl Dorsey (center) and Rosemary Adams Carter (right) after he spoke at his election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree is hugged by supporters after giving a speech at his election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree is hugged by supporters after giving a speech at his election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Campaign staff chant the campaign slogan, "one team, one dream" as Roundtree takes the podium to speak at his election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree is hugged by supporters after giving a speech at his election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree speaks to his supporters at his election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree speaks to his supporters at his election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree (left) becomes emotional as he makes his way to the podium to speak at his election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Candidate Freddie Sanders (center), accompanied by his campaign manager David Fields (left), congratulates sheriff-elect Richard Roundtree (right) at Roundtree's election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF
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Candidate Freddie Sanders congratulates Roundtree on his victory at Roundtree's election watch party at the Legends Club on Tuesday night, Nov. 6, 2012. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVANSTAFF

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Richard Roundtree made history Tuesday – becoming Richmond County’s first black sheriff in the office’s 230 years. JON-MICHAEL SULLIVAN/STAFF. Read the full story here.

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