Is that how you read it in the NGN????
NO! Had the NGN interviewed both parties (which all good news reporters do) but our paper does not, they would have known all the facts. They probably would have thought twice before sticking their foot in their mouth on this story.
Do you think it will be listed as a TOP STORY for 2012 next year. I hope so!
Why is the NGN and Lamar telling a different story???
“Pittman sued the executive director of an organization that investigates public officials. The suit was filed in Floyd County Magistrate Court in a attempt to recover money she paid him after she was informed that her suspicions and accusations against a public official in Union County had no merit”
Now Norm where did YOUR facts come from to write that statement or did you make that all up?
“Paris gave Anderson all the information he requested and answered all the questions.”
“He could not find anything to file an ethics complaint on against me,” said Paris.“He tells this group, after going back and forth, he can’t find anything and he’s not going to file a complaint. So, they sue him.”
Now Mr. Paris, Just where did you get your facts for that statement?
“Testimony clearly showed that Pittman was hoping Anderson would find things he could use to file ethics complaints against Union County Commissioner Lamar Paris. Anderson not only did not find any wrong doing, but published in Union County’s legal organ newspaper that there was nothing to file a complaint for.”
Why did George write the two articles about how wonderful Lamar is AFTER we paid him for our complaints to be filed???
Lamar and George meetings on: July 18th 2011and August 4th 2011
July 5th George Anderson files a Open Records Request
July 6th Lamar contacts George Anderson. His letter to George starts off with his bull
“ It was a pleasure speaking to you today. As soon as I knew you were willing to spend a tremendous amount of time you are with kids at camp, I felt comfortable speaking with you. I have dedicated a large portion of my life, as well, in trying to help kids in my county.”
From Lamar “My staff currently has one hour involved less 15 minutes. I have spent all morning on this for a total of about 2.5 hours BUT WILL NOT CHARGE YOU for that time.
July 26th “Filed State Ethics Complaints to Sec & Office of the Governor as of July 26th $200.00”
From George “Lamar wants to be my friend”
July 28th from George:“Lamar is worried or he wouldn’t be sending these e-mails”
Lamar to George ”I pride myself in protecting my family name.”
From George “Lamar is being very defensive & inquisitive concerning my request. I believe he is sweating. I will not give him any info before hand. It will stress him to no end”
Aug 6, From George:“I have scheduled a meeting with Senior Assistant Attorney General, David McClaughlin, for next week. Also, Federal Funds are involves & the explosive documentation will be given to U.S. Attorney Northern District, Sally Yates.
August 9, From George:“I suspect he is trying to conduct a cover-up”“He has conflicts of interest”
August 13,“You will like the complaints I will bring to you at the meeting”
August 16,“I’ll email the complaints on Lamar to you”
Aug 20,“Do you want the complaints filed in my name or yours”