Ever since our website exposed an ongoing criminal investigation into hundreds of thousands of dollars in misappropriated funds at the Greenwood County (S.C.) Sheriff’s Office, the local newspaper – The Greenwood Index Journal – has done an excellent job keeping tabs on the growing scandal.
Last month, for example, the paper published an exclusive report detailing the extent to which the woman at the heart of the mushrooming mess – former GCSO administrator Sandi McAlister-Owens – appears to have subsidized her daughter’s beauty pageant career with taxpayer funds.
“Hotel stays in Columbia and Hartsville, paid for with Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) funds, correlate with beauty pageants a GCSO employee’s daughter participated in,” the paper reported.
And it wasn’t just the travel costs taxpayers were forced to subsidize …
“The Miss America pageant received $12,306.25 from GCSO funds, including four payments of $1,000, one payment of $1,900 and one payment of $3,817,” Index Journal reporter Scott J. Bryan revealed. “The Miss South Carolina pageant also received an enormous amount of funds from GCSO accounts – $11,376.85.”
It remains unclear at this point how much Greenwood Sheriff Tony Davis knew about his associate’s alleged theft – which is said to total more than $300,000 – but source close to the investigation tell FITS he is “neck deep” in the scandal.
At the very least, Davis and his deputies were publicly supportive of the pageant career of Owens’ daughter, posing for photos in various pageant programs.
Take a look …
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This may not wind up being South Carolina’s most expensive law enforcement scandal, but it’s clearly one of the most ridiculous … and embarrassing. Let’s hope the notoriously slack S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) gets off its backside and holds someone accountable for this mess.
In the meantime, props to The Index Journal for doing its job … a welcome departure from the journalistic norm in the Palmetto State.
How about a pic of the beauty queen wannabe we’re subsidizing? T&A please.
—-and make it a first-rate photo, please! There’s a hint she could be smokin’ hot………..
No more t & a on this web site. It is no longer a core function.
I do miss the days of a blue veined titty popping out willy nilly
Apparently the Corporate Suits setting the Politically Correct Guidelines for Blogs cut their teeth on plastic nipples attached to hard plastic bottles
Bless their hearts
here ya go
“It remains unclear at this point how much Greenwood Sheriff Tony Davis knew about his associate’s alleged theft – which is said to total more than $300,000 – but source close to the investigation tell FITS he is “neck deep” in the scandal.”
He’s probably in it up to his eyes.
I was thinking a little lower on the pig
More like he’s probably pecker deep in the scandal
Hate to think he would spend $300,000 and end up going home to a blow up doll to get satisfication
No story here…She was working undercover trying to arrest the killer of JonBenet Ramsey…
Is she doing an imitation of “Baby Jane” in that one pic with those peckerwoods/
fuzz and such?
All this love for our beloved paper here (the Index Journal) is a little misplaced I’m afraid. They’ve carried the Davis water his entire first term and really all the way back to the election he won on Obama’s coat tails (before he switched to republican after he got elected of course). They sat on this story as long as they could and only went public after Fits did. I overheard a group of people talking to their editor at one of our local eateries just a few weeks ago and all he could talk about was the old sheriff. They still won’t publish anything about how it is the sheriff’s sole responsibility (not the county’s) to monitor and control that money. Take a look at those pictures Fits published today. That’s your answer right there as far as how “in it” Davis is. What is sled doing for crying out loud? We may never know if its true that he was eating those catered meals every day, but pictures don’t lie.
Maybe if Nikki had written a big enough check, her daughter could have won the school pageant.
It is interesting that Sheriff Davis endorsed Alan (little Joe) Wilson for Attorney General.
HMMMMMM! Alan is also close to Sen. Knotts, Nikki Haley, Bob Peeler, and last but certainly not least…..Danny (fat ass) Frazier!!!!
Boss Hogg needs the $.