Kemp suspends NE Ga. sheriff

Gov. Brian Kemp has suspended Rabun County Sheriff Chad Nichols following a recommendation from an investigative committee he appointed, which included Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum, after Nichols was arrested on criminal charges.

The committee sent its report to Kemp Friday, and he wasted no time signing an executive order suspending Nichols (pictured) for 60 days.

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