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Peebles leads Richmond County sheriff candidates in campaign donations

Thursday, April 12, 2012 11:04 AM
Last updated Friday, April 13, 2012 2:22 AM
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Capt. Scott Peebles reported nearly three times more money than all the other Richmond County sheriff candidates combined, according to campaign disclosure reports filed with the state this month.

Peebles, who is taking a leave of absence during his campaign, reported a total of $63,100 in campaign donations raised before March 31, the deadline for the first reporting period set by the state. His total was about seven times the amount raised by schools Public Safety Lt. Richard Roundtree and more than four times the amount reported by sheriff’s Lt. Robbie Silas.

The other two candidates for sheriff, Lt. John Ivey and attorney Freddie Sanders, reported no money collected before March 31.

“We got started too late to raise any money yet,” said Sanders, who declared his intentions to run as a Republican on April 2.

Ivey said he would have campaign contributions to report at the end of the next reporting period, which ends June 30, a few days after the qualifying period for elections.

During March, $2,600, or about 20 percent, of Silas’ donations came in contributions of less than $100. The rest came from 10 individual contributors. Silas reported no expenses in the first reporting period.

About $6,125 of Roundtree’s donations came from 14 businesses and individual contributors. About $2,802, or 31 percent, came from donations of less than $100. Roundtree’s campaign expenses totaled about $3,300 for the first reporting period,

Peebles’ campaign report listed about 115 businesses and individuals as contributors. More than half of his total came from about 30 contributors who gave at least $1,000. Only $700, or about 1 percent, came in the form of contributions of less than $100. Peebles reported about $3,898 in expenses in the first reporting period, most of which was for his Web site, catering and photography.

CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS

The five Richmond County sheriff candidates filed campaign disclosure reports with the state this month. A look at the donations made before March 31.

CANDIDATE DONATIONS

John Ivey $0

Scott Peebles $63,100

Richard Roundtree $8,926.67

Freddie Sanders $0

Robbie Silas $13,250

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double_standard
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double_standard 04/12/12 - 11:57 am
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Catering and photography I

Catering and photography I wonder why Slyvia didn't include this in her article bashing Roundtree.

countyman
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countyman 04/12/12 - 12:25 pm
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Augusta is missing hispanic,

Augusta is missing hispanic, asian, and openly gay officials in high places.. I desperately want the younger(mainly under 35) citizens living in the county to get involved and run for the commission, etc.... I can't forget about the need for additional women to run for office too.

Deke won two straight elections with over 60% of the vote, and this means people vote for the best candidate regardless of race..

The sheriff has to be tough on crime, and realize after school programs, boys & girls clubs, etc do work... The commission, sheriffs office, rcboe, and the development authority all have to work together to make Augusta even safer.. Kids with hopes, dreams, and something to look forward to in life don't usually get caught up in stupid decisions.. I never hear of people with good paying jobs robbing liquor stores..

Imagine what could be accomplished if the sheriff's office had a simple block party with food and games in Sunset, Eastbound, Turpin Hill, etc.. How can the local community trust you if they don't know you?? Sometimes the good citizens living in the neighborhood get treated like the criminals by the police, and tend to start generalizing the entire department.. Then we end up with some police officers generalizing the majority of people in the neighborhood, and some citizens in the neighborhood generalizing the majority of the police force..

Bouganvillea
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Bouganvillea 04/12/12 - 12:30 pm
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Countyman.. there is already
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Countyman.. there is already an asian on the commission (well half asian).. as far as gay.. well I have my suspicions on whether there is a gay member of the commission. True there is no hispanic.. maybe we could draft a puerto rican to run.

Bouganvillea
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Bouganvillea 04/12/12 - 12:32 pm
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This is an interesting
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This is an interesting article about Pebbles. Seems like almost all of his money his coming from big shots giving over $1000 each. He only raised $700 from small donors giving under $100. That should tell you something, that Pebbles is the candidate of The Cabal and not the common man.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/12/12 - 12:46 pm
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"Augusta is missing hispanic,

"Augusta is missing hispanic, asian, and openly gay officials in high places."

How about a half Hispanic, half Chinese, sexually confused Sheriff who likes to crossdress and ride a RCSO motorcycle side saddle?

csraguy
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csraguy 04/12/12 - 12:47 pm
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Countyman, very good

Countyman, very good comments, agreed in many areas. True community policing with a tough approach to criminals will make our area even better than it is.

Peebles is the best man for the job by far. Hundreds of business leaders from all over the county apparently think so as well as many individuals who feel strongly enough about how good he is to give them $100.00 of their hard earned money.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/12/12 - 12:52 pm
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The candidates are doing well

The candidates are doing well with campaign contributions. Peebles has the most and was the early starter. This is going to be some race with lots being spent. Sanders will have more than enough people willing to help him out. Really, all the candidates deserve our respect for the scrutiny they've been under.

Bouganvillea
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Bouganvillea 04/12/12 - 12:55 pm
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He has raised almost all of
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He has raised almost all of his money from just a handful of movers and shakers. Only $700 of $63,000.00 came from small donors giving under $100. If Pebbles truly had the support of the average Augustan, you'd see a lot more smaller donors. Pebbles is not interested in enacting community policing. He has been on the force for how long? How come just now we are hearing that? He is Strength's protege who is adamantly opposed to the concept of community policing. Plus Pebbles has given no specifics on community policing.. its all just talk. At least Ivey has been more specific on the subject.

Bouganvillea
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Bouganvillea 04/12/12 - 12:57 pm
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Sanders could finance his own
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Sanders could finance his own campaign and have twice as much as Pebbles.. but I think you will see a lot more small time donors giving to Sanders. It's clear that Pebbles is the candidate of The Cabal.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/12/12 - 12:58 pm
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It would be interesting to

It would be interesting to see the names of the contributors for all the candidates.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/12/12 - 12:59 pm
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Bouganvillea, I started to

Bouganvillea, I started to say that about Sanders, but figured it best to leave it alone because he may still benefit from donations. Everything helps.

csraguy
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csraguy 04/12/12 - 01:03 pm
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Bouganvillea, at least be

Bouganvillea, at least be accurate. Peebles works for Strength, he is not currently the Sheriff. However, he been allowed to implement many strong aspects of community policing and for many years has always attended neighborhood and community meetings, etc. The burglary task force, from community policing guidelines has greatly reduced burglaries over the past year. He has never been on record as opposing community policing and his web site, www.peeblesforsheriff.com is VERY SPECIFIC about community policing which is far more than just talk.

John Ivey has also given some specifics as well as Richard Roundtree in order to be fair and Richard has his listed as well. As for a "handful" I hardly think a couple of hundred business leaders are a handful and 98% have nothing to do with and organized group. Again, just be honest.

EyeMaeNo
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EyeMaeNo 04/12/12 - 01:27 pm
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CSRAguy it's a shame you're
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CSRAguy it's a shame you're not Peebles "campaign manager" because you sound a lot like one.

EyeMaeNo
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EyeMaeNo 04/12/12 - 01:30 pm
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Just curious of the rundown.
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Just curious of the rundown. Is all of that "money" or does it include the Hyundai that Taylor Auto Group is loaning to Peebles as a tax writeoff?

Bouganvillea
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Bouganvillea 04/12/12 - 01:33 pm
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the article states it clear
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the article states it clear as day.. nearly all of his money came from big donors giving the maximum allowed under law. Only a measley $700 buck.. less or about 1% of total contributions came from small donors giving under $100. That is very striking. Yes it is clear that Pebbles is getting big support from the "movers and shakers" and I am sure they expect something for their investment like they always do. And EyeMaeno is right.. surprised they didnt disclose that Hyundae as a campaign contribution. Oh well, more will come out

Bouganvillea
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Bouganvillea 04/12/12 - 01:34 pm
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OK I will admit "handful" was
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OK I will admit "handful" was a stretch but it is clear that he isnt getting much contributions from the common man.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/12/12 - 01:34 pm
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Weren't John Edwwards’

Weren't John Edwwards’ campaign contributions eclipsing other candidates about four years ago?

EyeMaeNo
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EyeMaeNo 04/12/12 - 01:42 pm
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Bouganvillea I understand
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Bouganvillea I understand your confusion about WHO the Sheriff is. When someone under the direct supervision of Peebles is composing invitations to what CSRAguy called a non-"party" (even though party is distinctly in quotation marks on the invitation) on a county owned computer, using county paper, and a county printer, as well disseminating them to a select few on the clock (see below) ... it's like he has already been elected.

"April 24th and 25th (same thing each night but allowing all shifts to come) Louis Blanchard is hosting a "party" at 1006 Azalea Drive starting at 6:30 both nights. It is for RCSO only and Scott Peebles will be there. The purpose is to dispel some of the rumors and open forum to ask questions and get answers. I was reassured that it is not political. Coming does not mean you support Peebles, it just allows you an outlet in the chance that he is our next boss. I encourage any and all deputies who plan to stay here after the election to attend one night or the other. I am going on the 24th. Plus Louis normally hooks us up."

EyeMaeNo
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EyeMaeNo 04/12/12 - 01:45 pm
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I wonder if any of the
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I wonder if any of the posters today could tell me what the weather forecast is going to be in Taliaferro County this weekend? Maybe some crime statistics from Crawfordville like how many car vs deer accidents there have been between 2010 and present?

Bouganvillea
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Bouganvillea 04/12/12 - 01:53 pm
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Little Lamb... clever
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Little Lamb... clever reference to John Edward's campaign. Very clever in deed.

EyeMaeNo
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EyeMaeNo 04/12/12 - 01:54 pm
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Speaking of accounting
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Speaking of accounting audits. Does anyone know whether the purchasing department for the sheriff's department is required or could be persuaded to give an itemized detail of where ALL the county money was spent for Operation Smoke Screen? Including, but not limited to, any personal reimbursements made to the purchasing department for "morale boosters".

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/12/12 - 01:55 pm
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You'll need to contact

You'll need to contact Commissioner Bill Lockett to get an accounting audit.

EyeMaeNo
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EyeMaeNo 04/12/12 - 01:56 pm
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Amazing how people try to
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Amazing how people try to clear up little "indiscrepencies" prior to being a political candidate not realizing the ramifications of the act itself.

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AnnaNicoleWordsmith 04/12/12 - 01:59 pm
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Peebles would not be able to

Peebles would not be able to stop anyone from printing off something and passing it around anymore than any other supervisor would be able to stop an employee from printing off a coupon to use at lunch. His facebook post specifically told others not to promote the events on county time. Some of you seem out to get Peebles. You must think he is the man to beat. This article looks like he is just that.

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Riverman1 04/12/12 - 02:02 pm
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This party for Peebles is

This party for Peebles is starting to sound like the GSA Las Vegas convention. I bet they'll even have a clown and a magician.

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Bouganvillea 04/12/12 - 02:09 pm
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actually the party isn't the
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actually the party isn't the big issue for me.. there are many other things about Pebbles that will come out that I believe should disqualify him from being elected Sheriff. One thing this article makes clear is that he will be owned by The Cabal. We need someone independent like Sanders as Sheriff not a Cabal puppet.

EyeMaeNo
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EyeMaeNo 04/12/12 - 02:10 pm
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How would you know AnnaNicole
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How would you know AnnaNicole what Peebles is capable of doing or not doing regarding his underlings? Yesterday you stated you did not personally KNOW Peebles.

Me thinks thou doest protest too much.

And no one is out to get Peebles. Just spreading the word to others who are not privy to the facts about who the candidate is versus who the candidate would like to portray himself to be.

Kind of like putting out a special order about 6-12 months ago stating that no one is allowed to give interviews to the press except him. Nice way to make sure that your face is the only one that people see and associate with RCSO.

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Austin Rhodes 04/12/12 - 02:17 pm
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EYEMAENO sez: "Kind of like

EYEMAENO sez:
"Kind of like putting out a special order about 6-12 months ago stating that no one is allowed to give interviews to the press except him. Nice way to make sure that your face is the only one that people see and associate with RCSO."
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100% BULLSHIZZLE. Lie some more, you are making the case that the wrong kinda people DON'T LIKE Peebles.

I invite the kind readers to go look through any articles, TV pieces, or clips they like. They will see a BUNCH of different people making comments. I can count a half dozen I have had on myself.

EyeMaeNo
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EyeMaeNo 04/12/12 - 04:21 pm
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I have no problem with the
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I have no problem with the "party" either. My only problem is with what A LOT of people at RCSO are perceiving as a threat within the invitation itself. The line " I encourage any and all deputies who plan to stay here after the election to attend one night or the other."

All this party appears to be is a way of Peebles knowing exactly who is on his side. If you show up then he knows he's your man, if not ... then what will be your position within the department if he's elected? Or will you have one? THAT is my problem.

EyeMaeNo
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EyeMaeNo 04/12/12 - 02:21 pm
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Austin you are correct about
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Austin you are correct about ONE thing. The order went out but people of rank complained so it was not followed.

Again. When were you hired at RCSO? When Austin, please tell me when?

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