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HOGANSVILLE HERALD - THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012 PAGE 3-A If elected, I want to restore the Junior Deputy Program and C.H.A.M.RS. Program back into the schools. When I was public infor- mation officer at the Sheriff's Office, I taught the Junior Deputy program to local third graders in thirteen elementary schools. IT FOCUSES on safety in the home, at school, bicycle safety, and to say no to drugs. The C.H.A.M.RS. program is taught to fifth graders and stands for Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety. I feel that these are very important pro- grams for our 5th graders as they get ready to transition into middle school. This program focuses on ways to avoid bullying, peer pressure, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. These two programs will be reinstated if I am elected. Cutting wasteful spending is another area that must be addressed. I WANT to move the collection of delin- quent taxes back to the tax commissioner's office for which he was elected. We have too much crime to be collect- ing taxes. I would like to remove the automated phone line from the sheriff's office that allows callers to check on inmates bail, court date, and visitation to be replaced by a real person. People deserve to talk to a real person when they call with a question. We also need to intensify our efforts in dealing with illegal drugs and drunk driv- ing. This problem has increased dramati- cally over the years. I graduated from Troup High School in 1983 and was hired as a jailer by former Sheriff Gene Jones at the Troup County Sheriff's Office in 1985. I LEFT law enforcement in 1988 to work in real estate. I came back to the Sheriff's Office in 1993 to work for the newly elect- ed Sheriff Donny Turner. I worked in several areas in the Sheriff's Office includ- ing patrol di )= sion as a Deputy, Lieutenant, and Captain, in the jail division as Major, and Chief Deputy where I over- saw the daily operations of the office. I became a state certified Woodnm instructor and taught at the Police Academy in Columbus as well as within the Troup County Sheriff's Office. I transferred to the Troup County Correctional Institute in 2009 and am cur- rently the business manager and training instructor. I AM currently on personal leave for my campaign. I graduated from the Georgia Department of Corrections Academy at Tift College at the top of my class with the "Academic Excellence Award" as a certi- fied corrections officer in 2010. I have been married to my wife, Sharon, for 18 years. We have two children, Matthew, who currently serves in the United States Army, and Lindsey who is in the second grade at Mountville Elementary School. I also have been involved in civic organ- izations, including the LaGrange Lions Club, Georgia Sheriff's Youth Homes, American Heart Association as well as other groups in the community. IT HAS always been my goal to serve the people of Troup County to the very best of my ability. With 20 years of law enforcement expe- rience, I promise that if I am elected as your sheriff I will make the citizens of Troup County Proud. ,i I J~ ! MOTHER, DAUGHTER TIME - Bridgette Speer is pictured with daughters Kailea, Blakelea and Mikayla at the Muffins for Mom event held Tuesday at Hogansville Elementary School. The event was hosted by the school PTO. Submit Your News news@star-mercury.corn Fax: (706) 846.2206 Deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday. For more information call (706) 846-3188 707 E, Boyd Rd,o Hogansville (706) 637.4337 TDD# 1- 255-0056 Equal Housing Opportunity ByANDYKOBER A new session of GED classes will be starting soon in Hogansvilie. For those wanting to attend and prepare for the GED exam, registration will be held 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, May 21, at the Crocker Elementary School building. It as very important for those needing a GED to register for the training program. Without more attendance, the Hogansville program is under threat of being closed. Efforts are underway to continue funding the GED program in Hogansville. 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