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Column: The word no one in city government wants to hear



AUDIT !!! The most frightening word in the Augusta political arena.

The word alone makes some past, as well as some present, elected officials, along with their cohorts, cringe like when one hears fingernails raking across a chalkboard.


 Why? Could it be that some name...

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  1. Of course some of the commissioners don’t want an audit. Some might have to be held accountable with what would be discovered. The taxpayers of Richmond County are having to pay for this corruption so therefore, we should be able to demand an audit on all departments. Where in private business can you spend company money and not have to present a receipt? How long do you think it would be before you were fired or sent to jail?

  2. If the members of the commission have nothing to hide they should all vote yes for an audit. Being as most probably would and have voted no in the past should tell us there is a snake in the wood pile. Why not put the question of an audit on the ballot for the next election? Keep stirring the pot Johnny.

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