EMERALD TOWNSHIP, Paulding County — A Paulding County commissioner was found dead on his farm Monday morning.

According to Paulding County Sheriff Jason Landers, deputies were dispatched to 17089 Road 133, Cecil, around 11 a.m. for a report of a dead body. According to Landers, deputies discovered the body of Clint A. Vance, 30, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Vance was found in an outbuilding on the farm in which he resided.

“This is a very sad day for a lot of people,” Landers said. “The community will grieve in different ways, but the business of the county will continue.”

There is no other information expected to be released.

The Paulding County commissioners’ office announced Vance’s death on its website, as well as a statement.

“We welcomed Commissioner Vance into our family in January of this year,” the statement read. “Commissioner Vance wanted nothing more than to proudly serve the residents of Paulding County. At this time, we ask that you keep his family and friends close in prayer.”


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