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City fires recreation supervisor accused of stealing dirt

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An Augusta Recreation Department supervisor accused of stealing three loads of city dirt to fill in a private swimming pool was fired Wednesday, officials said.

Property and maintenance supervisor Jerome K. Johnson had been on unpaid leave since Monday while Deputy Administrator Bill Shanahan investigated the allegations.

Johnson, who helped oversee cemetery maintenance, had persuaded a city engineering department employee who “should have known better” to provide the dirt, which he hauled to the residential pool in a city dump truck, Shanahan said.

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Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 06/27/12 - 06:17 pm
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IMPOSSIBLE: Government employee fired?

Oops. It's not government employees in general who are not subject to termination. It's only teachers in the Richmond County School System. To whom do I attribute this position: Former RCBOE trustee Jeff Annis. I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard Annis on various radio shows lament that "You can't fire a teacher."

Sure.

Newsflash
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Newsflash 06/27/12 - 06:46 pm
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Next time.........

Next time you hear someone say they got something ''dirt cheap'' this story will come to mind. I'm guessing not a lot of recreation department supervisor jobs out there.

Jake
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Jake 06/27/12 - 06:49 pm
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Shanahan looks at shenanigans

Bye, Bye Mr. Johnson, you have to play by the rules. This is not like swiping a paperclip even though you have the power.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 06/28/12 - 10:51 am
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Cemetery maintenance doesn't

Cemetery maintenance doesn't seem a lot like 'recreation' to me. Yikes.

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