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County axes credit cards after months of controversy

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        At their June meeting, the board of commissioners cancelled all county credit cards that were issued to a handful of departments and offices. The cancellation was “effective immediately.” 

Those cards have been at the center of heated controversy since January. Problems began when  meal charges made by the county commission chair were posted online, and later with former Pickens Magistrate Judge Allen Wigington who faces criminal charges due to purchases he made on the card issued to him.  

The cards cancelled were: two issued to the commissioner’s office; one that was kept by the former magistrate judge who could use it for the entire courthouse; and five that were issued to the sheriff’s office. 

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