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March 19, 2003

Statenville - Echols county residents will elect a new sheriff this summer.

Randy Courson was appointed sheriff two weeks ago when former sheriff Donald Fender resigned. Fender pleaded guilty to stealing funds from the court when he was probate judge.

Two candidates are running for the position. Those are interim Sheriff Randy Courson and former deputy Barry Sasser. Sasser served as a deputy under Fender but was not asked back when Courson took office.

"We figured it would be more economical for the county to have an election rather than have a lawsuit against us for not letting the people have their vote," said Carl Rodgers, Probate Judge.

The special election will be June 17th.

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