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Mitchell Sheriff Can Keep His Job

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TOWN NAME — The Mitchell County sheriff is going to be able to keep his job, but notwithout first getting a sharp lecture.

Sheriff Vernon Bishop was accused of abusing his authority by asking hisdeputies to tape record the private telephone conversation of a high schoolfootball coach whom he believed was homosexual.

The coach ended up quitting. Yesterday a judge refused to take theSheriff's job away but did give him a good finger-wagging about respectingthe law.

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