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04/07/06

Coffee County Sheriff Resigns

A real shocker coming out of Coffee County. The sheriff, Rob Smith, has resigned after pleading guilty to malpractice and malfeasance in office. Gov. Sonny Perdue received and accepted his resignation this week.

Smith pleaded guilty last week to avoid prison time. A Superior Court judge stripped him of his duties and powers until another judge names a replacement.

Recently appointed Chief Deputy Joe White is supervising the sheriff's office.

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