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Worth County hosts meet & greet for political candidates

Candidates met with voters at the Worth County meet and greet Monday. (Source: WALB) Candidates met with voters at the Worth County meet and greet Monday. (Source: WALB)
Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby (Source: WALB) Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby (Source: WALB)
Worth County Sheriff candidate Tracey Jones (Source: WALB) Worth County Sheriff candidate Tracey Jones (Source: WALB)
WORTH CO., GA (WALB) -

Voters in Worth County heard from their Sheriff and a man who hopes to replace him.

Sheriff Jeff Hobby and Democratic challenger Tracey Jones appeared at a forum Monday night.

Jones is a Sylvester Police officer with 23 years of law enforcement experience.

He said that citizens aren't getting the service the need from the Sheriff's office. 

Hobby is wrapping up his first term and says he wants to continue the work he's done to improve the office.

"I implemented an in-house healthcare for the inmates which has saved the County roughly $100,000 annually," said Sheriff Hobby.

"Phone calls are going unanswered, crimes aren't being investigated and as the new Sheriff I'll make sure those crimes are investigated and every phone call is answered," said Jones.

Charlie Fortson, who's challenging Sheriff Hobby in the Republican primary, was not at Monday's meet and greet. But Fortson says he is running for sheriff to make worth county a better and safer place to live, work and raise a family."

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