Ga. sheriff candidate wins, despite 37 indictments

Governor may remove Clayton County runoff victor

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JONESBORO, Ga. — A candidate for sheriff won his election despite facing a 37-count indictment, which could bring a lengthy prison term if he’s convicted.

Challenger Victor Hill defeated incumbent Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough in Tuesday’s primary election. Hill got about 53.7 percent of the vote.

Hill has denied the allegations. The charges, which range from racketeering to witness tampering, stem from Hill’s earlier term as sheriff in the county south of Atlanta.

Attorney Harlan Miller, who represented sheriff’s deputies in a legal battle with the county, tells The Clayton News Daily that Hill is like a “bad ant bed” that’s hard to get rid of.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that it’s uncertain whether Hill will take office in January because Gov. Nathan Deal could suspend him until he goes to trial.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/22/12 - 07:44 am
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You talk about a race

Richmond county---you can't hold a candle to this ....what a turn upside down sheriffs race!!!!

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 08/22/12 - 07:55 am
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Crime
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in some communities is so normal that the sheriff does it as a sideline.

corgimom
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corgimom 08/22/12 - 09:35 am
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"Hill is like a “bad ant bed”

"Hill is like a “bad ant bed” that’s hard to get rid of."

Now, that's funny!

justthefacts
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justthefacts 08/22/12 - 10:09 am
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Bad Ant bed

Basically describes the entire county.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 08/22/12 - 11:12 am
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@SeenitB4

The Clayton County Sheriff's race and the Andrea Sniderman murder connection case in Dunwoody have made for some interesting Atlanta reading lately.

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soitgoes 08/22/12 - 11:14 am
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I know Sheriff Kimbrough personally

And he is as fine as they come. I can't believe he lost, but then again, voters today do not care about qualifications or character. So sad. Our society is crumbling... and so it goes...

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