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By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Friends, family, and fellow commissioners gathered to acknowledge Dougherty County Commissioner Chuck Lingle's many years of service.

Monday was his last county commission meeting. Lingle served for eight years after spending 12 years on the Dougherty County school board. He worked as a veterinarian for 31 years.

Speakers today called him a humble, honest man of integrity and compassion. They say he's a great teacher who has impacted the lives of many people.

"I think there were a lot of really nice things said and I appreciate those. It was kind of like hearing your own eulogy-- it kind of struck a nerve, sure did," Lingle said.

"He's been one of the finest commissioners we've ever had and he will be sorely missed," said County Clerk Barbara Engram. "He's always willing to help me with anything I need, and he is just a great person."

Lingle plans on doing things he hasn't previously had time to do with his family such as fishing,  traveling, and visiting with grandchildren.

 

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