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Clerk remains on paid leave

Grady County Clerk Carrie Croy remains on administrative leave with pay.
County commissioners met behind closed doors Tuesday night for just over an hour to discuss a personnel matter. Included in the closed door session were Grady County Attorney Jennifer Herzog and county auditor Perry Henry.
At the conclusion of the closed session, no action was taken.
Croy was placed on administrative leave on Oct. 3 by County Administrator J.C. (Buddy) Johnson.
County officials continue to remain mum about the ongoing investigation, but Johnson says he placed the clerk on leave for her own protection and he noted that his decision was not an indication of guilt or violation of any county policy or state law.
Croy has served as the Grady County clerk since July 2008. She began her career in public service in January 2002 when she was hired as the county’s human resources manager and records manager. In addition to serving as clerk, Croy continues to serve as the HR manager and oversees the retention of public records.
At a special called meeting on Sept. 14, the board voted to pay Croy an additional $250 per week on the recommendation of the county administrator. Johnson said at the time he was relying on Croy more during the transition of recruiting and hiring a new accounting manager following the resignation of former accounting manager Donna Johnson on Sept. 12.
According to Johnson, Croy is continuing to be paid the additional stipend while she is on administrative leave.
In other business Tuesday night, the board:
‰Unanimously approved funding $20,000 for the Jackie Robinson Boys and Girls Club’s SMART Moves program, which educates youth on risky behaviors. The money will come from drug education funds collected through fines from drug cases made by local law enforcement.

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