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Chatham Co. Sheriff Wilcher updates status of jail at Exchange Club meeting

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CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher spoke to members of the Exchange Club on Monday morning to update them on improvements in the jail since he took office.

Sheriff Wilcher says when he took over in April there were 70 positions open. That number is now down to 36 openings.

He says the recent hires have help cut overtime by about 60 percent, but he acknowledges more work needs to be done.

"It's coming along good. Everything, you know you got your bumps in the road, but everything works out in the end so I think it's doing excellent and we are coming along,” said Sheriff Wilcher.

Congressman Buddy Carter was also a guest speaker at the Exchange Club meeting on Monday.

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