Athens-Clarke County’s new sheriff has been decided. Democratic candidate John Q. Williams won the election with 34,840 votes, according to unofficial results from the Georgia Secretary of State. His opponent, Republican Robert Hare, earned 14,986 votes.
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In just four days, Athens-Clarke County voters will choose a new sheriff to serve the county for the next four years. The candidates on the ballot are Robert Hare, a Republican, and John Q. Williams, a Democrat.
Robert Hare worked as an assistant watch commander at the Athens-Clarke County Jail before resigning to run for sheriff.
Sergeant John Q. Williams, a detective with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, is running for sheriff on a platform of transparency, public outreach and criminal justice reform.
Robert Hare announced his candidacy for Clarke County Sheriff on Jan. 6.
John Q. Williams announced his campaign for Clarke County Sheriff against incumbent Ira Edwards Jr., who has held the position for almost two …
A former Athens-Clarke County mayoral candidate was arrested for a felony charge of writing a bad check to a mail marketing service.
The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement hosted a roundtable discussion on the sheriff’s audit, jail reform, criminal justice and racism at the Athens-Clarke County Library on June 10
After seeing success in past efforts to evaluate registered sex offenders in Georgia, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office has begun its next ph…
University of Georgia student Byron Grogan was safely located around 2 a.m. this morning when he came back to his house.