Fifth candidate enters Towns County sheriff’s race

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Lisa Joseph

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Lisa Joseph, a deputy with the Towns County Sheriff’s Office, announced Jan. 12 that she plans to seek Office of Sheriff in this year’s election. Corporal Joseph announced the launch of her campaign on her social media page Sunday night, directing the public to a website for the following information.

“As a law enforcement professional, with a strong background in criminal justice, I am honored to introduce myself as a candidate for the office of Sheriff – Towns County. Living and working in this great community for the past five years has truly been a blessing for our family and I am looking forward to the opportunity to bring about positive change as your Sheriff. My professional experience, training and education have prepared me for this important position. My professional career began as an educator in the Cobb and Cherokee County School Districts. While working as a Special Education teacher, I pursued and completed two graduate degree programs, earning a Master of Education and a Master of Criminal Justice.  My interest and passion for community protection and service, led me to leave education and enter the law enforcement profession.

“My Career journey has provided me the opportunity to develop a solid foundation and gain valuable insight and leadership skills having served in a wide range of law enforcement roles in the state of Georgia to include:

Certified Dispatcher – Cherokee County

Detention Officer – Fannin County

Sergeant/State Certified Peace Officer – Fannin County

Road Deputy – Towns County

Shift Supervisor/Corporal – Towns County

“Serving the citizens of Towns County in my current position as a Corporal/Shift Supervisor has given me first-hand knowledge of the issues facing our community.  Whether it is combating drugs, decreasing the crime rate or implementing animal control services, I am committed to communicating and working tirelessly with all branches of the county government to create a successful and positive environment for growth through our vision of honesty, integrity, and moral values.  I would be honored to further serve this county in which I am deeply committed.  I look forward to visiting with familiar faces, as well as the new faces that I will meet along this journey.”

Joseph listed her hometown as Hinesville, Georgia, on her social media page. Joseph serves on the Towns County Sheriff’s Office with husband Corporal Greg Joseph. attracts over 300,000 page views and 3.5 million impressions per month with a 60,000 Facebook page reach. Approximately 15,000 viewers visit

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  1. William Dailey January 18, 2020 at 6:26 am

    One thing I like about living in Towns county is the way the sheriff’s department is run. Clinton seems to understand that you do not have to harass people to do a great job. Everyone I have met at the sheriff’s office has been super nice. Just normal people doing a hard job. It’s going to be so hard trying to choose someone new. I just wish we knew more about the people running. County elections are the hardest ones because of the limited information we can receive.

    • William Dailey January 18, 2020 at 6:48 am

      I have been reading what some of the candidates have been committing on and one thing I did not like was Osborn thinking marijuana is a gate way drug. No one has ever overdosed on marijuana. Willie Nelson is proof you you even smoke large amounts of it and live a long life. More and more states are legalizing it. We do not need to go backwards but move forward. I am beginning to think the women would be more open minded when it comes to the future of the county. It’s still early yet.

  2. Thomas Burbach February 26, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Having worked in an addictions ministry for 20 years I can assure you from the testimonies of many addicts that marijuana IS a gateway drug.

    In addition, if one thinks Willie Nelson is a good role model for your children and grandchildren children, what else are you that dumb about?

  3. Lucille Heil March 11, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    I have observed that Linda Curtis is the only candidate that is Physically fit for the job of sheriff. She not only has qualifications but is also in great physical condition. I think this is an important fact and I believe she would be a good example to the other officers. If you can’t run, I think this affects the kind of job you do.

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