Three district attorneys across the state were defeated in the primary election Tuesday and one faces a challenger in a runoff election. Another DA eked out a victory by 44 votes and faces a possible recount.

Cathy Helms in the Alapaha Circuit in South Georgia, Robert Lavender in the state’s Northern Circuit which includes Hartwell and Elberton, and Robert Brooks of the Tallapoosa Circuit, which includes Bremen and Cedar­town, lost their re-election bids.

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