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The first Spalding County Sheriff's Office Victim Service Unit 5K fund-raiser will benefit crime victims in Spalding County.
Ricardo Rodriguez was the winner of the first 5K run/walk by the Victim Service Unit of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Saturday at First National Bank on South Hill Street. Crossing the finish line with a time of 21:06 minutes, Rodriguez beat out the other approximately 60 participants by a distance, despite still being in his car when the run started. The event raised about $1,500 plus $500 in cash donations, said Victim Advocate Katherine Cannon. The money will benefit crime victims in Spalding County.