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Sheriff Alvie Lee Kight, Jr.

Sheriff Kight is a native of Toombs County and a graduate of Toombs County High School. He is married to the former Patty Claxton of Vidalia and has three children and one grandson. 
Sheriff Kight served on the Vidalia Police Department for nine years and was voted Policeman Of The Year by his peers. He graduated from Coastal Georgia Police Academy and was voted Class President by his peers. He was employed with Vidalia Police Department in 1981 and in 1984 was promoted to Captain. During this time he completed courses in Burglary Investigations, Officer Survival, Terrorism and Hostage Negotiation and Law Enforcement Supervision at Georgia State University and Georgia State Police Academy. In 1990 he was promoted to the Administrative position of Department Head of Public Works. His responsibilities included managing a budget that exceeded 2 Million Dollars. He was also Grants Coordinator for Public Works and managed many employees. He also managed contractors that work for the City of Vidalia.

His years of experience in Law Enforcement and Administration along with his strong desire to make our homes and community safe and prosperous is what motivated him to run for the Office of Sheriff.

He has been Sheriff of Toombs County since November of 1998. 

Sherff Kight is a staunch supporter of the
DARE Program in our schools and of the Georgia Sheriff's Association Youth Homes. 


Captain Kenny Clark, Captain of Patrol Division

Captain Kenny Clark is a native of Montgomery County and graduated from Montgomery County High School in 1971. He was employed with the Georgia State Patrol from 1972 until retirement in 2004. He served as a radio operator, trooper and rose to rank of Lieutenant. He served as post commander in three posts, Jekyll Island, Swainsboro, and Reidsville.

Captain Clark's duties are to manage and supervise the day to day patrol operations, to coordinate special details and to approve reports.

Captain Clark assumes the duties of the sheriff in his absence.


Patsy Chester, Administrative Assistant to the Sheriff

Patsy came to work at the Sheriff's Office in August 2001; her primary duty is assistant to the Sheriff. She relieves the department head of clerical details and operational administrative matter; transmits order and instructions with the authority of the Sheriff.

Performs public relations functions with the public, department heads, officials, personnel and visitors: coordinates meetings. conferences and appointments for the Sheriff and other staff.

Patsy can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Johnnie Branch, Administrative Clerk

Johnnie came to work with the Sheriff's Office in 1996; her primary duty is acting as clerk and receptionist; she sits at the front window where she greets and directs visitors; acts as clerk in receiving monies for court fees, child support, warrants and processes civil papers to be served.

Relieves the department head of clerical details and operational administrative matters: transmits orders and instructions with the authority of the sheriff.