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Athens News Matters: Chris Dowd Discusses Dismissal of Call to Criminally Investigate ACC Manager


Chris Dowd of Athens Politics Nerd reported last week that the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia dismissed a call to criminally investigate Athens Clarke County Manager Blaine Williams’ alleged obstruction into an open records request in 2018.

This is the latest chapter in an ongoing saga involving Clarke County Auditor Stephanie Maddox, who accused Williams and Mayor Kelly Girtz of discrimination and harassment surrounding Maddox’s formal requests for information on the local government’s 2018 wage study.

Check out Chris Dowd's full story on Athens Politics Nerds.

WUGA’s Martin Matheny, spoke with Chris Dowd of Athens Politics Nerd: 

Martin Matheny was promoted to Program Director and Content Strategist on July 1, 2022. He has served as the Executive Producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters', and he covers local government for WUGA News. He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on WUGA at 10pm. 'Night Music' can also be heard statewide on the GPB Classical stream Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm. As part of 'Athens News Matters' Martin works with student interns to help cultivate the next generation of Public Media rock stars! In his spare time Martin is an amateur book binder and freelance musician who frequently performs with Big Band Athens playing bass trombone. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.
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