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Athens Appoints New Temporary Sheriff

Athens Appoints New Temporary Sheriff

 There's a new sheriff in town in Athens.

The Athens County Commissioners have chosen retired sheriff's Lieutenant Rodney Smith to serve as temporary replacement for sheriff Pat Kelly, who was recently indicted in a corruption case.

Smith will act as interim sheriff until the local democratic committee appoints a replacement next month for Kelly, who denies any wrongdoing. He goes on trial in September for theft in office and other charges.




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