Former sheriff Hodge passes away

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A former Muscogee County sheriff has died. Retired sheriff J.E. “Gene” Hodge has passed away.

Our media partner the Ledger-Enquirer reports former Mayor Jim Wetherington confirmed 
the passing of Hodge earlier today.

Hodge was appointed sheriff in April 1980 and served as sheriff for nearly 20 years. Funeral arrangements have not been set.

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