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Americus ready to find new police chief

Woodrow Blue withdrew his name from consideration Woodrow Blue withdrew his name from consideration
City Manager Steve Kennedy City Manager Steve Kennedy
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

The city manager says finding a new police chief is one of his top priorities.

The lone finalist withdrew his name last week after going through several rounds of interviews and a community event. The department has been without a chief since Brian Carney resigned in June.

"It's a very critical position. All of our position, department head, positions, are critical. This one is very critical at this point because it's been vacant for quite a while," said City Manager Steve Kennedy.

Kennedy hopes to resume the search after the new year and has no specific time table for filling the position. 

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