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Nobles honored for long tenure
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Sheriff Cecil Nobles holds the Senate resolution honoring him. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
LUDOWICI — The Georgia Senate last week passed a resolution honor Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles for his service to the state.
“It came as a surprise to me, no one told me anything of this until I learned of it at a board of correction’s meeting,” Nobles said.
Nobles, who was accompanied by his family, received the resolution on Feb. 19 in Atlanta.
The resolution recognized Nobles service as a law enforcement officer, in being elected sheriff of Long County 11 times, and as serving in that capacity for more than 40 years. The resolution also noted that Nobles was the longest serving sheriff in the state, and the second longest serving sheriff in the nation.
The resolution also recognized Nobles as a teacher in the Long County schools for nearly a decade, and noted that he had an associate degree from Brewton-Parker College, a bachelor’s of arts degree from the Georgia Teacher’s College, and a master’s degree from Georgia Southern University.
Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, the Senate’s president pro tempore who represents District 19, said, “Being honored by a resolution is not something we typically do for people, unless they have done something exceptional, or have a
history of exceptional service.
“Sheriff Nobles, being the longest serving sheriff in the state and the second longest in the nation says something about the kind of man, he is,” the senator said.
“I am privileged to be apart of this resolution honoring his service.”
Williams along with 1st District Sen. Eric Williams (R-Savannah) sponsored the resolution.
“I am thankful to Sen. Williams and Sen. Johnson for sponsoring the resolution, and also to all the people who supported it, and to who have supported me,” the sheriff said.
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