Corbin, Hooks Set for Run-off in Treutlen County Sheriff's Race

Jul 16, 2008 Full story: Courier Herald 379

It came down to the provisional votes late Tuesday night in Soperton to determine who would be in the Treutlen County Sheriffs run-off with incumbent, Sheriff Tommy Corbin.

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Landowner in Treutlen

Memphis, TN

#21 Jul 21, 2008
you must work for the county since you know so much about what's goimg on in your county. i don't live there but I surely pay a lot of taxes and I don't have a problem. I thing the comm. do a good job.
TRUTH

Milledgeville, GA

#22 Jul 21, 2008
Rinky Dink wrote:
I pay my fair share of taxes, and I also have a full-time job in Soperton. I just don't agree with how the commissioners are spending my tax dollars.
MAY BE YOU SOULD PUT YOUR NAME ON BALLOT AND SEE IF U CAN DO BETTER! INSTEAD OF HIDDING BEHIND FAKE NAMES AND SPREADING UNTRUTHS GET A LIFE.
The judge

Memphis, TN

#23 Jul 21, 2008
I think we need to do away with the county. Just merge with Laurens Co. and we want have anything to complain about.
Rinky Dink

Oceanside, CA

#24 Jul 21, 2008
TRUTH wrote:
<quoted text> MAY BE YOU SOULD PUT YOUR NAME ON BALLOT AND SEE IF U CAN DO BETTER! INSTEAD OF HIDDING BEHIND FAKE NAMES AND SPREADING UNTRUTHS GET A LIFE.
Maybe you should attend the commissioners' meetings, or get the oppinions of county employees.
TRUTH

Milledgeville, GA

#25 Jul 21, 2008
May be u should do your job and be happy for what u get. If u get paid based on the shape of our roads or the service we recive from sheriffs department you would starve.
Rinky Dink

Oceanside, CA

#26 Jul 21, 2008
TRUTH wrote:
May be u should do your job and be happy for what u get. If u get paid based on the shape of our roads or the service we recive from sheriffs department you would starve.
You must be one of the five idiots trying to run our county!!!
The judge

Memphis, TN

#27 Jul 21, 2008
Rinky Dink wrote:
<quoted text>
You must be one of the five idiots trying to run our county!!!
Shame on you to call people idiots. Why don't you identify yourself.
ME oh my

Soperton, GA

#28 Jul 21, 2008
did anyone have a problem with their computer last tuesday while voting? i talked to a candidate that was voting for himself and when he got to his ballot his name wasn't on it.the poll worker had to reset it. just wondering if anyone else had a similar problem and curious about how many ballots were cast that the person didn't pay any attention to.
ME oh my

Soperton, GA

#29 Jul 21, 2008
did anyone have any problems with their computer tuesday when they voted?
Rinky Dink

Oceanside, CA

#30 Jul 21, 2008
The judge wrote:
<quoted text>Shame on you to call people idiots. Why don't you identify yourself.
You're right and I apologize. Name-calling was uncalled for. Just because I do not agree with out county commissioners does not give me the right to attack them personally.
me oh my

Soperton, GA

#31 Jul 21, 2008
did anyone have trouble with their computer when they voted tuesday?
Ignorance must be bliss

Soperton, GA

#32 Jul 21, 2008
For most of my life I have been proud to be a citizen of Treutlen County but after reading some of these posts, I am ashamed to consider myself a member of "this society". Most of you are quick to point fingers and blame instead of researching to find the truth. I have witnessed many desolute things in Treutlen County over the past ten years and I need to get them off my chest. Ok, so we have a black probate judge. Get OVER IT! While I may not agree with all that he does, I voted for him because he has helped me everytime I needed him to. As for the "let the ones who pay taxes talk" person, well I pay taxes! Many of them...so here I go. There is much corruption in government, local and above, but if we as "taxpaying" citizens do nothing but complain, guess what? NOTHING HAPPENS. I believe that Tommy Corbin was a decent God faring man when he was elected, but as most politicians, he has strayed. As for those of you who criticize Wayne Hooks for his actions, LEARN YOUR FACTS!! Wayne Hooks was a great Sheriff, and while I didnt agree with what he done on a personal level, he was perhaps the best Sheriff we have ever had. As for him beating Steven Tanner, well, let me say....If Steven Tanner had raced through town in a high speed chase and ran over an innocent child in doing so, the entire town would want him crucified. On the other hand, Ryan Griner is at just as much fault if not more than Wayne. And FYI, why can't someone on here celebrate the good citizens of Treutlen County that stand behind the scenes for years and never get recognized? Frank Radford, Jack Sweat, WAYNE SUMNER, Clayton Stephens, and so many more. Why hasn't there been a park named after them? Because we are too busy complaining about every other person that simply does not matter anyway. If you don't like the job a person is doing, run against them and do it yourself. Sure, we all have faults. How much pull does a local Sheriff or County Commisioner have anyway? Vote them out. TREUTLEN COUNTY...you decide what happens here. We control it and guess what....we are at fault when we fail. Personally, if you check out a locally elected offical's employees to determine their character you will find out more than you want to know about that official. When you entertain a public office, your employees should abide by certain privacy acts. This is not being done here folks. Continued
Ignorance must be bliss

Soperton, GA

#33 Jul 21, 2008
And as for those of you who shared your "Christian" thoughts about Lance.... let me enlighten you. While I am not trying to persuade you to vote for him you should know that he is open about his faults. If you don't believe me, ask him. Ask him has he ever drank, or partied. He will tell you. While I don't think of him as so called "Sheriff Material" I think most of you would be ALARMED if you knew the truth about some of our local officals. Wayne Summer was one of my favorite people and has helped me and my family more times than I care to admit, but he drank. SO WHAT! He got the job done and he did it without worry. If you needed him, he was there. Clayton Stephens drank...SO WHAT! He was there when people needed him no matter the hour. Is it more important for you to have public servants who will help you at your darkest hour or abandon you because you are not in the "click". Suck it up! People are not perfect...WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES. Guess what...so does Tommy Corbin, Lance Hooks, Mike Kight, Luke Kicklighter, and Danny Phillips. You decide which one would help you if it came down to it. Wayne Sumner and Clayton Stephens would still help you today in their grave if they could. And Im going out on a limb...SO WOULD BUDDY ROGERS! For those of you who are not Buddy Fans, I apologize. He has always helped people in this community and unlike other incumbants, he smiles and says hi even if its not election time. There are many letters in circulation that point fingers and lay blame so if you want to know the truth, ask the person instead of spreading lies behind their backs. I have seen two of these letters and you would be shocked at the display of character of your so called "heroes". Most of you do not understand the meaning of a hero. A person who wants no reward or public mention of their good doings. A person not ashamed to stand of for righteousness even if it costs them their job and reputation. If you don't believe that...ask a soldier. One last thing...why isn't this forum posted in the paper so that we could get the feedback of the majority and not the biased
Ignorance must be bliss

Soperton, GA

#34 Jul 21, 2008
For most of my life I have been proud to be a citizen of Treutlen County but after reading some of these posts, I am ashamed to consider myself a member of "this society". Most of you are quick to point fingers and blame instead of researching to find the truth. I have witnessed many desolute things in Treutlen County over the past ten years and I need to get them off my chest. Ok, so we have a black probate judge. Get OVER IT! While I may not agree with all that he does, I voted for him because he has helped me everytime I needed him to. As for the "let the ones who pay taxes talk" person, well I pay taxes! Many of them...so here I go. There is much corruption in government, local and above, but if we as "taxpaying" citizens do nothing but complain, guess what? NOTHING HAPPENS. I believe that Tommy Corbin was a decent God faring man when he was elected, but as most politicians, he has strayed. As for those of you who criticize Wayne Hooks for his actions, LEARN YOUR FACTS!! Wayne Hooks was a great Sheriff, and while I didnt agree with what he done on a personal level, he was perhaps the best Sheriff we have ever had. As for him beating Steven Tanner, well, let me say....If Steven Tanner had raced through town in a high speed chase and ran over an innocent child in doing so, the entire town would want him crucified. On the other hand, Ryan Griner is at just as much fault if not more than Wayne. And FYI, why can't someone on here celebrate the good citizens of Treutlen County that stand behind the scenes for years and never get recognized? Frank Radford, Jack Sweat, WAYNE SUMNER, Clayton Stephens, and so many more. Why hasn't there been a park named after them? Because we are too busy complaining about every other person that simply does not matter anyway. If you don't like the job a person is doing, run against them and do it yourself. Sure, we all have faults. How much pull does a local Sheriff or County Commisioner have anyway? Vote them out. TREUTLEN COUNTY...you decide what happens here. We control it and guess what....we are at fault when we fail. Personally, if you check out a locally elected offical's employees to determine their character you will find out more than you want to know about that official. When you entertain a public office, your employees should abide by certain privacy acts. This is not being done here folks
The Viking

Soperton, GA

#35 Jul 21, 2008
Who do you think will win the county commissioner race? gary dickens/kimberly edge, alvin wheeler/jeff kight
Rinky Dink

Oceanside, CA

#36 Jul 22, 2008
The Viking wrote:
Who do you think will win the county commissioner race? gary dickens/kimberly edge, alvin wheeler/jeff kight
Any of the commissioner candidates in the run-off will be good for the county. I think all four are fine, upstanding citizens, and will do a good job. Maybe what the county needs is some new faces on the commission.
GaWoman65

United States

#37 Jul 22, 2008
its just me wrote:
I am not one to judge but I do know that Tommy Corbin does not go to car races and get drunk nor does he go out partying and going to Kerrigans on a regular basis. I am not dissing anyone, only telling the facts. EVERYONE, please vote for Tommy Corbin on August 5 and for the November election. Thanks
If all Soperton GA has to vote for is Tommy Corbin, then it will stay corrupted. He is out for Tommy Corbin, and only, Tommy Corbin. He is the worst, by far, to have any position with authority. I've known this fool for many years, so I know what he is all about. And it's not to protect and serve Soperton! PLEASE DON'T WON'T VOTE HIM BACK INTO OFFICE! Hasn't Soperton had enough of having the most crooked police department in GA? Come on people. Anyone from Soperton should know what Tommy is about.
And no, I'm not in that jail and never have been. THANK THE LORD! What I have said is pure truth.
GaWoman65

United States

#38 Jul 22, 2008
concerned citizen wrote:
if you care about the well being of our county please vote TOMMY CORBIN!!!!
if anyone cares at all for this county they will get Tommy Corbin out asap! He's a crook and a bully and anyone who lives there knows this
GaWoman65

United States

#39 Jul 22, 2008
another concerned citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
You must be one of the inmates that's been cursed at!!! Either that or your family/friends are jailbirds. How else would you know that to be a fact?
you must be one of the crooks that Tommy Corbin let's into all his affairs?
GaWoman65

United States

#40 Jul 22, 2008
concerned citizen wrote:
if you care about the well being of our county please vote TOMMY CORBIN!!!!
This comment above is very very sad. Tommy is nothing but a bully and uses his position for his own gain. Don't vote for Tommy! If you care even alittle about your community.

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