Tom Oliver County Commission Chairman

Tom Oliver County Commission Chairman

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Gainesville

Gainesville, GA

#1 Mar 11, 2010
WOW! After all this time we find out that Tom Oliver has been giving his close friend Carlyle Cox 1,500.00 per month and RAISE that to $1,800.00 per month without the knowledge of the other commissioners and without the knowledge of the citizens (TAXPAYERS) of Hall County!!!!! That seems pretty underhanded and sneaky to me!

I wonder if he broke any laws? I wonder if anyone has the guts to investigate him for illegal activity?

We need accountability, honesty and integrity in our county leadership. The people of Hall County are nuts if they put this sneaky Tom Oliver back into office! In fact we need to get a recall going and boot him out of office!

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Citizen

Gainesville, GA

#2 Mar 11, 2010
Having read the article in The Times today has left me wondering if there will be a formal probe into this misuse of funds.

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HammerHead

Alpharetta, GA

#3 Mar 11, 2010
Another scumbag politician, caught ripping off the public. Add Nathan Deal to the list too. They both played the system well, not breaking the law, just bending it.

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Flowery Branch

Coosa, GA

#4 Mar 12, 2010
This is just more evidence of how crooked our politicians are here in Hall County. I really don't have enough faith in our local DA to do anything about it. And I doubt The Times has the guts to do many follow up articles and an in depth investigation.

Hall County is having to furlough and lay off workers during this terrible economic recession and possibly even close down a school, yet, our county commission chairman, Tom Oliver, can pull off an underhanded deal in order to give money from our taxes to his good buddy!

It isn't right!

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Wanda

Duluth, GA

#6 Mar 13, 2010
Tom Oliver needs to be impeached from office. We should not allow these crooks to maintain their power and steal from us!

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on the inside

Gainesville, GA

#7 Mar 14, 2010
How is everyone just finding out that this guy is crooked it is a known fact!

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Jaded

Coosa, GA

#8 Mar 15, 2010
I will be shocked of the district attorney, Lee Darragh, shows any guts and investigates or prosecutes Tom Oliver for anything.

In Hall County all these politicians protect one another. The commissioners gave lip service to this investigation but probably will not push it to go far enough and they will let it die.

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Gainesville

Coosa, GA

#9 Mar 19, 2010
The article in The Times sure painted a non-committal tone toward Lee Darragh's possibility of a thorough and aggressive investigation of Tom Oliver's secret payments to Carlyle Cox. I do believe all these local politicians just protect each other's back!

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dizzy

Union City, GA

#11 Mar 28, 2010
who is the woman he is protecting?

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WHAT

Coosa, GA

#12 Mar 29, 2010
This is about money & corruption!!! There is NO woman involved! Don't be stupid!
dizzy

Union City, GA

#13 Mar 29, 2010
dumb ass if you read the article you would see he is hiding the identity of a woman that was involved in the corruption. Don't be stupid!
ethics in government

Coosa, GA

#14 Mar 29, 2010
Was it sexual?

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ethics in government

Coosa, GA

#15 Apr 8, 2010
Is it true that The Times is not probing Tom Oliver in this ethics violation thing because Oliver may have the goods on a highly prominent person at The Times?

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dizzy

Orlando, FL

#16 Apr 9, 2010
it sure got quiet

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Clean up Hall County

Louisville, CO

#17 Apr 16, 2010
The problem goes well beyond Tom Oliver in Hall County

http://ddilligence.wordpress.com/2008/11/23/h...

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Unbelievable

Coosa, GA

#19 May 3, 2010
Well the good ole boy politicians have sure covered this scandal up quick! Not an honest one in the bunch!!!!

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Common Sense

Coosa, GA

#20 May 5, 2010
The Hall County Commissioners are are not pushing to have anything done about this scandal are they? And it sure is interesting hoe DA Lee Darragh weasled out of looking into it? It makes you wonder if there are any politicians in Hall County that are not crooked!

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South Hall

Flowery Branch, GA

#21 May 5, 2010
It is very interesting how The Times has backed off this scandal. It makes it seem that there is some truth to the rampant rumors of women on the side.

Too bad that even the local paper cannot honestly and thoroughly investigate this thing because there might be mutual implications.

If The Times can't do it maybe WDUN should. I bet the AJC would be interested.
The Times

Norcross, GA

#22 May 14, 2010
The Hall County political machine sure did put a muzzle on The Times. Those scared reporters should just write community gossip columns. That's all The Times is good for.
dizzy

Atlanta, GA

#23 May 15, 2010
wow this story went away!

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