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Friday, January 23, 2009

County loses lawsuit after destroying public records

Yet another county where commissioners use private computers and e-mail addresses -- making the deletion of public records almost inevitable.
Lincoln County will cover more than $7,000 in attorney's fees following a case in which former and current county commissioners admitted to destroying public documents.

Joann Hager, founder of Tri-County Animal Rescue, filed a lawsuit against the county when requests she made for documents were ignored for more than a year. Despite her victory, the outcome is not a total win-win, Hager said.

"That's my tax dollars being spent too," Hager said. "It was worth it if they change their procedures and public policies."

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