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By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

July 21, 2008

HOMERVILLE, GA (WALB) - The game isn't over yet for a former football and baseball coach in Clinch County.

Cecil Barber will compete against 20-year sheriff Winston Peterson in the run-off election for the next sheriff of Clinch County.

He says after three decades of serving the community as a teacher and coach, he wants to serve the community as sheriff.

Barber, whose father was sheriff for 12 years, says he has two major issues he'd like to address if elected.

"We need to do something about the widespread use of drugs in this community. We need a change in the administration at the sheriff's office. There's a period of time here where we do not have protection so changing the plan about the way the deputy's work," Barber says.

Sheriff Winston Peterson declined our interview requests due to a conflict in schedules.

The winner of the run-off will face Winston's brother and independent candidate Raymond Peterson, fellow independent candidate Eddie Griffis and republican Ferrell Howell.

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