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Sheriff's Office bids farewell to spokesman
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Retiring Capt. Frank Huggins gets a hug from Lt. Debbie Haldeman during his retirement celebration Thursday. - photo by Jim Dean

The spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is looking forward to hitting the open road in his retirement.

Sheriff's Capt. Frank Huggins was joined by friends Thursday during a farewell reception at the sheriff's office on Tribble Gap Road.

"It's been a great ride," Huggins said of his 10-year career with the agency. "I'm looking forward to the next 10."

The motorcycle enthusiast said along with traveling with his girlfriend, he plans to sell advertising and write articles for U.S. Rider News about cycle hotspots throughout Georgia. He also hopes to become a certified instructor through the Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program.

Sheriff Ted Paxton said Huggins has been an asset to the agency over the years.

"He's done a tremendous job serving as the [public information officer] and with the type of relationship he's been able to establish over the years with the members of the news media," Paxton said. "But also with the other responsibilities he's had as far as the business office and supply and fleet maintenance. He's done a tremendous job in making each and every one of those an efficiently run unit. We appreciate that and just wish him well in retirement."

Capt. Tim House will replace Frank Huggins as the sheriff's public information officer. He has worked more than 20 years with the sheriff's office as a reserve deputy and was a full-time employee under former Sheriff Wesley Walraven.