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Hinesville man retires from FBI
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Richard A. Singleton will retire March 31 after serving 30 years with the FBI in Washington, D.C. - photo by Photo provided.
Hinesville native Richard A. Singleton announced he will retire March 31 after serving 39 years with the FBI in Washington, D.C.
He received a retirement plaque and credentials during his retirement ceremony March 23 at the FBI headquarters. A private celebration Friday was at the Elks Lodge in Temple Hill, Md.
The 1966 Liberty County High School graduate credits his success to his former teachers, including Donell Woods, Gloria C. Boyd, James Hall and Jerome Smith.
“We would always sit around and discuss sports at old Liberty High and compare sports today at all high schools in the county,” Singleton said of Smith.
“Through all my hard times, I relied on Harold and Helen Woods, who are dear friends to me and Shirley Osgood, who took care of all my church business and my mother until her death in 2006.”
Singleton said he also appreciates the encouragement he received from Donald and Carolyn Brown when he reached his 25-year mark.
“To all, I thank you for contributing to my blessed journey on the way to retirement,” Singleton said.
He worked at the veterinary clinic on Highway 84 with Dr. Maurice T. Sweat before leaving for the FBI.
Singleton and his wife of 18 years, Arnita, and their son, Patrick, will continue to live in Maryland.
Known as “Come on son, photo man,” Singleton plans to further his photography hobby. He also ushers at Redskins FedEx football stadium and the Nationals baseball stadium.
Singleton also said he was grateful for the support from his family, including his sisters, Ruby Collins and Jane Singleton; his brother Brooks Singleto Jr. of New York; his cousins, Al and Minnie Albert, Rosetta Taylor, Christian Taylor, and a host of nephews, nieces and great-nieces and nephews.

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