Terrell tax commissioner audit goes to governor

Terrell tax commissioner audit goes to governor

DAWSON, GA (WALB) - Terrell County commissioners have taken action on the latest audit regarding the tax commissioner, Peggy Pritchard.

Commissioners voted to send the November 17th audit to the Governor after County Attorney Ed Collier asked commissioners if they wanted him to take that action after receiving questions from the public.

Commissioner Lucius Holloway initiated the motion, saying he's tired of being asked questions regarding the tax commissioner that he can't answer.

Commissioner Brad Stafford seconded the motioned and asked Collier to send her entire history as well, because problems have not been solved.

We told you about this latest audit last month. In an interview with WALB, Pritchard said she needs more help in her office. The audit, from Garland, Williams and Associates, points out four areas of concerns.

Commissioners initially sent a letter to Governor Nathan Deal in March 2013. He refused to remove her from office, but was asked to keep up to date on her performance.

Collier sent another letter to the Governor's office in June 2014 regarding another audit. The Department of Revenue and the GBI is investigating.

Pritchard has asked for 15 minutes of uninterrupted time to speak during this commission meeting.

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