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Thomas Co. Sheriff seeks staff raises


A south Georgia sheriff is fighting to increase his budget in order to give his deputies a raise.

Veteran Thomas County Sheriff Carlton Powell is asking county commissioners to increase his budget by $70,000 dollars.

Powell says his staff has not received a raise in more than five years.

"It's tough enough to have them try to enforce the law and comply with all of the rules that we have today. And when you are doing it with a minimum of people, with people who are struggling to keep bread on the table. I think it is something that needs to be addressed."

Sheriff Powell says he'll meet with county commissioners again on Monday.


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