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December 20, 2007

Donalsonville-- A longtime South Georgia sheriff is stepping down in the middle of his term.   Jerry Godby has served as the Seminole County Sheriff for 31 years.

He says it's time to give his deputies some experience, without him around, and he has full confidence in their ability to do the job.  Godby says, "I had some things I wanted to accomplish while I was here. I actually wrote them down and I found it the other day and everything on there was done. I felt good about that."

Godby's last day is December 31st. Chief Deputy Dale Swanner will take over as Sheriff and serve through 2008 when the current term ends. Godby says he would not have retired if it forced the county to hold a special election.

 

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