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District Attorney gives notice

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

September 30, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Ken Hodges will leave office early. He sent Governor Sonny Perdue his resignation, which will take effect October 14th.

Chief Assistant District Attorney Greg Edwards, who was elected in July and scheduled to become D.A. in January will immediately assume the position.

Hodges, who has been District Attorney for almost 12 years,  is going to work in private practice with a law firm that has offices in Atlanta and Albany.  

"That was very important to me in my decision making process. They want me to head the Atlanta office and so that's what I will do, but I will also be keeping my ties to Albany and coming home and practice here as well," said Hodges.

District Attorney elect Greg Edwards said, "We had a great working relationship and we're certainly going to miss all the things that he brought to the table with our work here in the District Attorney's office and certainly he's inspired us to move onto higher heights."

Edwards will be officially sworn in as D.A. on January 2nd. He says one of his first priorities will be to establish a task force to lower the teen pregnancy rate.

He says teen pregnancies make problems of gangs and poverty worse.

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