For the second year in a row, Chris Robinson from the Newnan Police Department took home the top prize at the annual Newnan Times-Herald Chili Cookoff.
Robinson competed with four other entries from local public safety agencies, including two from the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office and one from the Newnan Fire Department.
Best Chili Runner up was a two-way split between the same agency, with Toby Nix and Keith Claycomb both bringing in 9 votes a piece for the sheriff’s office.
Fourth place was only one vote away from a three-way tie for second, as Jonathan Holt with the Newnan Fire Department barely lost to Nix and Claycomb, earning 8 votes for his entry.
The annual contest allows local public service agencies to compete against each other to determine who cooks the best chili in Coweta County.
The contest is held at The Newnan Times-Herald during the Oktoberfest celebration downtown where visitors are free to walk in, sample and vote for their favorite chili.
In the cornbread runoff, Gene Quick’s entry dominated – netting 72 votes against his opponent Jennifer Candler, who earned 14.
Voting for the chili contest was notably lower due to the chili running out much faster than the cornbread.