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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith met with county commissioners to try to reach a compromise over how to staff the new county courthouse. They parted ways with just an agreement to talk again.
Smith is adamant that he can't staff the new courthouse safely with the seven employees he uses in the old building. He says a multi-level building requires at least five more deputies depending on part or full time employees.
He got permission from a judge to sue the Sumter County Commission, but he says he hopes it won't come to that.
Commissioners have complained that taxpayers don't want their taxes raised to pay for something they deem unnecessary.
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