Sheriff's raise is an insult

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I am surprised that our newly elected Richmond County sheriff got a raise.

When he ran for office he knew what the salary was, and now after serving a whole month he wanted a raise. It really is not important what his educational level is or prior experience in law enforcement is. The bottom line is that he is a new sheriff and was being paid more than the state minimum for counties our size.

Normally people work at least a year doing an acceptable to superior job to get a raise. If he had just won re-election, the money he is asking for and his rationale would make sense, but not after one month when we have not had the time to evaluate performance.

As things now stand, getting more without producing is an affront to those who have had their jobs eliminated, duties expanded and, in general, felt the pinch of county budget manipulations.

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Young Fred
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Young Fred 02/27/13 - 02:17 am
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Must be some kind of

Must be some kind of affirmative action raise.

Either that or our elected officials are spineless.

tom31510
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tom31510 02/27/13 - 08:15 am
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Raise

I don't think our elected officials are as much spineless as they are gun shy. Look how many times they have been accused of being unfair because of the color of their skin. As much as we try to tell ourselves we are beyond all that, it's still staring us in the face. Yet officials walk on egg shells trying to keep from offending delicate sensibilities. '

Young Fred
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Young Fred 02/27/13 - 09:54 am
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OK

OK, spineless may be a bit rough. Let's say "timid". Very, very, (very, very) timid!

Which just so happens to be the very quality we look for in our elected officials, no?

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RMSHEFF 02/27/13 - 09:58 am
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Amazing, at a time when many

Amazing, at a time when many are loosing their jobs and most have not had a raise for several years, a government employee ask for an gets a large raise. There is something wrong with this picture. It is bad enough that he thought he deserved a raise but it is even worse that someone approved this raise. Remember this when those that approved this raise run for reelection. They cannot be trusted with our hard earned dollars.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/27/13 - 10:18 am
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It looks like most of the

It looks like most of the department heads are getting raises.

owensjef3
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owensjef3 02/27/13 - 11:18 am
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River they are only worried
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River they are only worried about one raise.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 02/27/13 - 11:35 am
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The entire ARC government is an insult to
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the taxpaying citizens. But as we know from those pesky stats, the taxpayers are outnumbered by the freeloaders. Soon it will be one to one ratio.

How many times must the providing citizens bend over and say thank you? And somehow pretend that it did not take place.

Each and everyday, and especially on the day of the Prayer Breakfast, honest, working taxpayers of Augusta-Richmond County are forcibly raped. And notice that it is not by coincident that Augusta and Richmond are separated in the title of the "consolidated or combined government".

The widespread corruption in ARC is due to the fact that the government can't govern, so they chose to steal. Some of the leaders are mere ego maniacs. Others are morons. And still others are seasoned professional scam artist. They maneuver around the county looking for opportunities to skim off a portion of the wasted tax money. And it is wasted. So why not get a portion. If everyone is a thief, then it must be okay. Pragmatism again. Success equal right.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 02/27/13 - 01:57 pm
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Sheriff, Solicitor,

Sheriff, Solicitor, Kendrick......nothing to see here taxpayers. Let's move on to crucifying the white commissioners for cutting a few keys and unplugging a few toilets for the county. Oh, and the one who bid on a contract before he was ever a commissioner. Of course the commissioners would want to FIRE the Procurement folks who approved those transactions I'm sure......unless they have the same qualification as the sheriff, the solicitor, and the tax commissioner.

How about let's go back and look at Marion William's part in a deal when he was a commissioner that would have the county buy his church after he was out of office......for about 10 times what it was worth.

owensjef3
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owensjef3 02/27/13 - 03:17 pm
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Black vs white that's all we
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Black vs white that's all we see in Augusta,, it gets old, I guess I do it myself sometimes,

justthefacts
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justthefacts 02/27/13 - 04:41 pm
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owensjef

No, not you. Never.

owensjef3
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owensjef3 02/27/13 - 04:49 pm
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Oh you will never see me out
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Oh you will never see me out there first. I do reply

justthefacts
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justthefacts 02/27/13 - 05:10 pm
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LOL

Right.

owensjef3
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owensjef3 02/27/13 - 05:46 pm
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Check it
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Check it

Darby
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Darby 02/27/13 - 07:02 pm
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Hey, it was dumb....

but it's a done deal... Let's move on....

And no, it wasn't affirmative action. It was more like, "In your face, dummies".

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 02/27/13 - 07:07 pm
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Hey All

He may just be the man RC needed.....if he is, then his raise is well worth it, BUT.................(time)

RoadKing
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RoadKing 02/27/13 - 07:24 pm
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Kendrick's raise ....

Let's make sure Kendrick gets a deserved raise for allowing $25,000 to
walk out of an open safe and into somebody's pocket. Since the buck stops with him in that department, maybe his pay should be withheld until the money is repaid. Think that would ever happen ??

justthefacts
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justthefacts 02/27/13 - 08:51 pm
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Check it??

How about your 10:18??

owensjef3
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owensjef3 02/27/13 - 10:19 pm
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Simply the truth, nobody is
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Simply the truth, nobody is upset about the sheriff in the other county or the Rec dept

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bumblebeerose 02/28/13 - 03:28 am
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This is so Wrong!!!!

For me it is about the money, they both knew what the salary was when they ran for office.

You have hard working people in Richmond County that now have to pay this increase. You have county workers who have been laid off because of the economy and not had raises because of the economy!!!!

The ones I feel sorry for are the workers of Richmond County who have had to endure no pay raises, threats of jobs being eliminated, furlough days this is just a slap in the face to them. So now I guess more jobs will be eliminated to pay for the increases.

So now we see what Roundtree and Kenner-McIntyre care about the most is MONEY and not the People of Richmond County.

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