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Sheriff Smith Added to Lawsuit

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Athens County Sheriff Rodney Smith has been added as a defendant in a federal lawsuit filed by a former deputy sheriff. The Athens Messenger previously reported that an attorney representing former sheriff’s deputy Shannon Sheridan filed a motion in U.S. District Court  to add Smith to a lawsuit Sheridan filed last year against then-sheriff Patrick… Read More

Third Case Filed By Fired, Rehired, Then Fired Sheriff’s Deputy

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Another appeal has been filed with the State Personnel Board of Review concerning the second termination of a former Athens County sheriff’s office deputy. A case filed in late March by Shannon Sheridan is the third filed since his initial termination in June 2012. The case filed in 2012 dealt with the initial termination —… Read More