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KINGSTON STATEMENT ON DEATH OF SHERIFF CECIL NOBLES
Washington, D.C., Jan 9, 2012 -
Congressman Jack Kingston released the following statement upon learning of the death of Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles:
“Sheriff Nobles was part of a vanishing tradition in Georgia of long serving, old school sheriffs. In many ways he ran Long County. If you wanted something done with one phone call, you dialed his number and his influence did not end at the county line. Using his extensive Rolodex (I'm not sure if it was a Rolodex but I know it was NOT an email list!) of government contacts, elected officials, and agency heads, he knew just who to call. He fought for everything as if it was the last chance between Long County's survival and its bankruptcy. He secured funding for countless projects and his legacy in South Georgia will be long lasting. Most importantly he never forgot a friend and frequently used two words that have become rare in politics: "Thank you". In turn today we thank him for his service. I was proud to call him a friend.”
Nobles served as Sheriff of Long County for 43 years, making him the longest-serving sheriff in Georgia and the second longest-serving in the nation.