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PHOTOS…MARCH 12, 2009

Mar 16th, 2009 | 0

 

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SHERIFF MIKE ADKINSON and County Commissioner Kenneth Pridgen held a town hall-style meeting Thursday, Mar. 5 at the Paxton Agricultural Building. Pridgen told citizens the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) face a loss of $7 million in funds in the upcoming year. Among the measures to trim the budget, Pridgen said the BCC is considering paving fewer roads and not purchasing any new equipment. “We’re trying not to lay anyone off,” he stated.
After taking office, the first question Adkinson asked his deputies was, “Does everyone here know who you work for? You don’t work for me, you work for the people of Walton County.” Adkinson went on to discuss the high expectations he places on his deputies and staff. “A lot of times, the first impression people have of Walton County is with a deputy sheriff,” which is why Adkinson has disallowed deputies to smoke on the clock, requires them to help broken-down vehicles, and will not accept the phrase, “that’s not my job.”

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