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August 24, 2007

Nashville -- Coroner Bob Lovein was sworn in Friday as Berrien County Sheriff, to fill the seat left vacant when former Sheriff Jerry Brogdon resigned earlier this month.

He will hold the seat until a new sheriff is elected at the September 18th Special election.

Lovein says this is the second time in 24 years he's had to temporarily fill the position. "Then, as now, I did not choose this, and because of the circumstances involved, I do not relish it. I accept the responsibilities with a serious tone and the functions of the sheriff's office will continue," said Lovein.  

Brogdon resigned as Berrien Sheriff August Tenth. Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk had been filling in until Lovein could take over.

Qualifications for the Berrien County Sheriffs Race has now closed, and eight candidates are now officially on the ballot.   Those candidates are:

  • Anthony Heath
  • Jeston Connell
  • Danny Hendley
  • Tonie Bennefield
  • James Watson
  • Ben Davis
  • Wesley Griner
  • Timmy Jernigan

A debate between these candidates will be held Tuesday September 4th, with the special election to be held on the 18th. The winner will fill former sheriff Jerry Brogdon's unexpired term through 2008.

Brodgon plead guilty to a felony gun charge and resigned earlier this month.

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