First Black Sheriff Elected In Richmond County, GA

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History was made three times Nov. 6!

Not only did America re-elect President Barack Obama to his second term in office, but The Augusta Chronicle reports  in the state of Georgia, Lt. Richard Roundtree beat out Republican Freddie Sanders Tuesday night to become the first African-American Sheriff Elect in Augusta, Georgia, including Richmond County and surrounding counties.

Roundtree’s appointment to top lawman in the county will be a first in the county’s  230 year history.

The lieutenant will be sworn into office in January.

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