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City worker fired after accepting Ice Bucket Challenge


An Americus city worker says he was let go because of an ice bucket challenge.

Video shot Tuesday shows former Water Superintendent Chris Wooden and a colleague participating in the ALS ice bucket challenge at the Public Works Department.

Wooden had recently turned in his resignation. His last day was scheduled for August 29th, but he was let go on Wednesday.

He said he was told the challenge was a misuse of city equipment, but no one else was disciplined.

"I don't think it should've been something somebody got in trouble about," said Wooden. "I think it's something that the city should've embraced and showed that they cared, but instead I was let go."

The Americus Chief Administrative Officer said Wooden was not let go because of the ice bucket challenge, but did not elaborate any further.

Wooden said he has no regrets. He plans to go to work for Andersonville Public Works in September.

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