Polls for the Dec. 3 runoff election in Atlanta closed at 8 p.m. and early returns show Cynthia Briscoe Brown is ahead of incumbent Reuben McDaniel in the race for the Atlanta Board of Education Seat 8 At-Large.

So far, Brown has 8,972 votes and McDaniel has 3,990, with 163 out of 177 precincts reporting. Keep checking Reporternewspapers.net for more results as they come in.

UPDATE: Brown won the Dec. 3 runoff. For all the details, click here.