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Letter: BOC, sheriff must be more careful about spending for legal help
Dear Editor: Recently, Newton County Commission Chairman Marcello Banes posted on the county’s website the legal costs being incurred by the Board of Commissioners (BOC) and Sheriff Ezell Brown. Apparently, Chairman Banes was trying to make the case that hiring another law firm to represent the county or hiring an in-house staff attorney would save money. Additional analysis is needed to better understand why taxpayers are footing such large legal bills.