Governor Names Loyd Arrington as Blount Sheriff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley has appointed Loyd Arrington of Oneonta as sheriff of Blount County.

Arrington retired from the state Department of Public Safety in 2007 after 39 years of service. He fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Sheriff Danny Morton.

Riley said Thursday the appointment is effective immediately.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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