GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – The Georgetown County chapter of the NAACP held a press conference Friday morning where they requested, among other things, to have a forensic audit performed on the county’s finances.
NAACP leaders say that they believe there are a number of problems here in Georgetown County such as there not being enough minority employees of the county and are concerned about how the county has been managed.
There are seven directors of county departments and only one African American.
On Wednesday, county administrator Sal Hemingway told staff he is planning to resign effective December 31st.
The NAACP also believes salaries are too high in the county and cite Hemingway’s $171,000 salary as one example of wasting money with high salaries.
“He’s received the exact same raises any other employee of the county has received,” said Jackie Broach-Akers, a spokeswoman with the county. “If your starting salary is $100,000 it accrues a little more quickly than if your salary was $30,000.”
NAACP officials say they expect to they plan to formally present the request for a forensic audit to county council within the next week.