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POSTED: September 14, 2009 9:50 a.m.
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From left: Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles, Georgia Sheriff's Youth Homes Development Officer Sid Roberts, Tattnall County Sheriff Quinton Rush, Wayne County Sheriff John G. Carter, Liberty County Sheriff Don Martin and Georgia Department of Corrections board member Wayne Dasher accept a $10,000 donation.

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A check for $10,000 was presented last week to the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes. Retired Development Officer Sheriff Sid Roberts of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association accepted the donation at The Rusty Pig Restaurant in Glennville.
The funds were raised during a boat raffle at the 22nd annual law enforcement cookout on April 16 in Glennville. Wayne Dasher, a Department of Corrections board member, hosted the cookout along with sponsors Sheriffs Quinton Rush of Tattnall County, Cecil Nobles of Long County, Don Martin of Liberty County and John Carter of Wayne County.
“This raffle and the generous support of the contributors who make this law enforcement cookout so successful help provide this significant donation to the Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes,” Wayne said.
The Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes was created in the late 1950s when the sheriffs of Georgia became concerned about the growing problem of neglected, abused and abandoned children. They felt a secure home for these innocent children was needed, so they established the Georgia Sheriffs’ Boys’ Ranch in 1960.  
Some years later, the ranch merged with Cherokee Boys Estate, near Dalton, and became Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes. In the 1990s, two more residential child care programs, Pineland and Herrington Homestead, and a camping program, Camp Pioneer, opened. A fifth campus, Mountain View, opened in Murray County in 2006.
Georgia Sheriffs’ Youth Homes presently serve hundreds of children.
 

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