Proposal to Double Athens-Clarke County Commissioners’ Salaries Could Backfire on Community, Commissioner Says

A proposal to more than double Athens-Clarke County commissioners’ salaries from $15,000 per year to $31,000 could discourage good candidates — especially those who are not wealthy — from seeking that office. This, according to County Commissioner Allison Wright.

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Part-Time Athens-Clarke County Commissioners Want to More Than Double Their Salaries

Six of the 10 Athens-Clarke County (ACC), Georgia commissioners have proposed an ordinance that, if enacted into law, would more than double their salaries from $15,000 per year to $31,000. County Mayor Kelly Girtz, under this proposal, would enjoy a pay increase as well, but only a small one, from $57,399 to $62,000.

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Former UGA Professor Ordered to Prison, Must Register as Lifetime Sex Offender

A former University of Georgia (UGA) professor who admitted to authorities that he possessed hundreds of images of child pornography was sentenced to federal prison and will have to register as a sex offender for life. This, according to a press release that the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia published this week.

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