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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

GRADY COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Grady county sheriff Harry Young fired his chief deputy Monday morning.

Sheriff Young gave chief Deputy Jerome Smiley a letter on Monday letting him go.

The sheriff says it's simply a personnel issue.

He says he no longer needed Smiley's services. And doesn't plan on having another chief deputy in the future at this point.

"I've got road deputies but I don't have enough I only have 11 road deputies and we really actually need 18 to 20 road deputies for this county to cover it the way it should be covered," says Sheriff Young.

Deputy Smiley worked for the Grady county sheriff's office for 29 1/2 years.

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