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Hearing Jan. 4 for Greene Removal

A hearing has been set for Jan. 4 in Columbus County Superior Court to determine if Jody Greene will be removed as sheriff.

Greene was sworn in to office this morning, and minutes later District Attorney Jon David filed a new petition to remove him permanently from office. The petition is substantially the same as the previous petition David filed in October, which led to Greene’s resignation. The resignation and dismissal of the petition did not prevent Greene from continuing his run for sheriff. Greene was handily reelected in November.

Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser signed the order scheduling the hearing, but did not suspend Greene, as happened in October.

The Jan. 4 hearing is set for 10 a.m. in Courtroom C of the Columbus County Courthouse Annex. The hearing is open to the public.

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