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Politics Doesn't Trump Civility, Bleckley Sheriff Answers Ads

Politics Doesn't Trump Civility, Bleckley Sheriff Answers Ads

In the past few weeks, on the national and local level, candidates and their supporters are 'pulling no punches' with maximizing every opportunity to encourage voters to choose them.

Even if it means slipping in a 'left jab' and a vicious 'right hook' in implications about your opponent, like the photo that was 'leaked' on social media in local circles supposedly of  current Bleckley County Sheriff Harold Lancaster asleep at the job.

The Tri-County Monitor did some research and discovered that the photo was actually an image that had been altered to make it seem like it was Lancaster, but in fact, it was not.  In fact, it was a cropped photo taken from another site that actually depicted an individual not even connected to anyone on the central Georgia area.

Lancaster was shown the image was astonished, “That is not me.”

Rep. Jimmy Pruett Praises Peanut Farmers

Rep. Jimmy Pruett Praises Peanut Farmers

Peanuts are back at the head of the pack in successful crops in Georgia this year as farmers are expected to bring in two-thirds more peanuts overall than was reported in 2011.

Dodge Sheriff Loses Chief Investigator, PIO

Dodge Sheriff Loses Chief Investigator, PIO

Captain Tony Winborn, 42, head of the administration and investigation divisions of the Dodge County Sheriff's Office, is leaving the the DCSO. And to paraphrase a favorite television character from the 1970s, George Jefferson, Winborn is "moving on up."

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Dodge County Sheriff Campaigns for Good Future

Dodge County Sheriff Campaigns for Good Future

Jeff Hinson paused but just a second on the other end of the phone when asked why he decided to run for the office of Dodge County Sheriff, and then he talked about his family. he had just retired from a successful 'run' with the Georgia State Patrol, and was looking toward retirement, and then he became a grandpa. "There were some questionable things going on, and I thought about it, and decided to throw my hat in the ring to run for sheriff."

That first run began four years ago, and Hinson said, "I believe in four years we made a difference ... the new jail was built and money came from SPLOST to do it. We have done it all the right way, and had all the correct studies done, and now we are waiting on the County Commissioners to give us the go ahead to open it up."

He said that the county commissioners have asked again for an inventory price list. "Each time we have been asked to do so, we have done it."

State Rep. Pruett Thanks Bleckley County

State Rep. Pruett Thanks Bleckley County

Rep. Jimmy Pruett expresses appreciation to Bleckley County voters

As Nov. 6 draws closer, and  Bleckley voters are hurrying to cast their ballots early for the office of Georgia House of Representatives District 144, State Representative Jimmy Pruett, R-Eastman, is saying goodbye to the county in which he has served for the past six years.

Bleckley Sheriff: It is not an 8 to 5 job

Bleckley Sheriff: It is not an 8 to 5 job

By Becky Holland

Harold Lancaster saunters in a room, and all heads turn, and the whispers start. “It is the Sheriff.”

He just grins, and acknowledges different people, and sits down, to talk. The conversations in the room stopping and the whispers aren't new to the  married father of two sons, Adam and Brandon, one daughter, Jessica and a step-daughter, Samantha.

He has been in law enforcement for 32 years, and has served as the Bleckley County Sheriff for the last 12. Prior to being sheriff, he was an officer with the Georgia State Patrol.

At the age of 58, Lancaster said he has learned “a lot from this job … I can't and won't and haven't always pleased everybody, but my job is to protect our citizens.”

Pruett Named to Workers' Compensation Advisory Council, Legislative Committee

Pruett Named to Workers' Compensation Advisory Council, Legislative Committee

ATLANTA, GA – State Representative Jimmy Pruett, R-Eastman, candidate for office of state representative for district 149 for the new term, was named to the 2012-2013 State Board of Workers' Compensation Advisory Council, to the Legislative Committee.