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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

An Element of Truth

Folks, it appears that rumor had it right.  Mitchell hired his brother(s).  Is there one sheriff in all of the state that can tell the truth?

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2007
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New sheriff won't make brother chief deputy
By Kristen Bishop
kbishop@decaturdaily.com · 340-2443
MOULTON — The new Lawrence County sheriff squelched rumors of possible nepotism on his first day in office.
Sheriff Gene Mitchell said he has no plans to hire his brother, a retired Moulton police officer, as the department's deputy chief.
"That's been the rumor from day one during the election, but I don't plan to hire him," said Mitchell. "That doesn't mean that he can't help. I'm going to have an auxiliary force, and he could help there."
Mitchell said many county residents have expressed interest in volunteering with the department. "We've got a good, active group of people willing to work with us," he said.
There may not be a deputy chief under his administration, said Mitchell. A deputy chief's duties usually include a mixture of field and administrative work. "In the past, the chief has been the acting sheriff in the field," he said.
Mitchell said he plans to spend the majority of his time working with his deputies and in the county, making a deputy chief unnecessary. "I'm really not sure I'll have one — at least in the short term," he said.
Mitchell took possession of the jail and the department property Tuesday morning at 12:01. Former Sheriff Bryan Hill was not present.
All officers were sworn in at the Sheriff's Department on Tuesday. Mitchell had originally planned to swear them in Monday but was told he had to wait until he officially took office at midnight

18 comments:

  1. Well folks we have seen two blogs recently with his two brothers in their sheriff's uniforms and they on the county pay roll, they drive county cars, kenneth has an office at the sheriff's dept, so with all that evidence I think it is clear, liberal democrat gene mitchell lied to the people of the county. That rumor circulated for 10 months and gene denied it, on his first day in office he denied it, 30 days later both were on the county pay roll in the two highest ranking and highest paid positions within the sheriff's department.

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  2. Why did gene hire his brothers after he spent 10 months saying he would not.

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  3. Liberal democrat Gene mitxhell knew during the campaign and when he talked to this reporter that he was going to hire his brothers, he didn't just decide this between January 17th and February 17th, 30 days. Just more deception of the citizens of lawrence county by gene mitchell. Three mitchells on the county pay roll being paid out of the sheriff's department budget.

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  4. Will liberal democrat gene mitchell continue to lie when he does his Q&A with decatur daily, blame management of the department on lack of resources when his two brothers with highest rank and pay kills time and draws a check. Will he blame lack of resources when he has more supervisors than subordinates? This is very poor out of date management style. It's an old style that doesn't work any more.

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  5. Lying liberal democrat Gene Mitchell, why did you lie when you said you would not hire your brothers and then did a month later? why did you give the two highest ranking and highest paid positions in the department? Does this pass the smell test? Sounds like favoritism to family members to me.

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  6. Lying liberal democrat gene mitchell, why did you say you wouldn't hire your brothers? Why did you say you would only serve one term? Why did you say you would not keep left over jail food money? Why did you say you did not give money to republican john merrill? All of these are proven lies. Lies, lies, lies and more lies. Gene has been exposed, he is not clean gene and that has been proven.

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  7. Lying liberal democrat gene mitchell has bankrupt this county thru his poor budget management of department budget. Look at has 12 years of budgets and dig into the actual numbers not just his montgomery double talk.

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  8. This article and the recent blogs prove that gene mitchell lied to the citI zens of lawrence county? Why? Money, money, money!!! It is all about the money folks don't be fooled.

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  9. So gene will be 82 at the end of another four tear term? Has he released any of his metal records so the voters will know or get an idea about what his health might be in four years when he is over 82 years old.

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    1. So gene will be 82 years old in 4 years? Wow!

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  10. Why was Democrat Gene Mitchell not honest with the citizens of lawrence county? Why did he say he would not hire his brothers but then hired his brothers, one as chief deputy and one as a captain. Why did gene say he would not keep left over jail food money but after 12 years has made almost one million dollars according to decatur daily after he did keep the money, why did he say he only wanted one term and is now wanting term four, why did he say he did not give republican merrill a campaign donation when he did give him 200 dollars. Just plain and simple lies.

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  11. I think the attorney general needs to investigate this nepotism in the sheriff's office and this work release building and the connections with contractor and Hwy 157!!! GENE WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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  12. Did gene mitchell knowingly break the law and commit the crime of nepotism when he hired his two brothers and made them highest ranking and highest paid employees of the sheriff's department? I think attorney general needs to investigate.

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  13. Well what will Democrat Gene Mitchell cry about tomorrow in his ad? Cry baby, cry baby, cry baby cry!

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  14. In lawrence county sheriff's department we have nepotism, nepotism and nepotism! A violation of state law. Plain as the pointed nose on his face.

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  15. Gene will be 82 years old at the end of another four year term, LC voters think about that.

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  16. Well gene had a good article in the decatur daily today, but when the reporters son is your intern you can expect some bias coverage, right mike wetzel? Genes PR man mike wetzel even added two sentences in the article that were false but helped gene to look good. But with this type reporting along with the papers recent political endorsements, what else can you expect from a liberal rag like the decatur daily. That's why I wouldn't pay one penny to read the liberal trash paper, fake news!! You can tell this democrat arm has no ethics to allow a reporter to cover someone that the reporters son is interning for.

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    1. Yeah the decatur daily is a liberal paper and gene mitchell is a yellow dog liberal democrat.

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