Today’s Corruption / Accusation Roundup

From the Tribune & Georgian of Camden County:

The ongoing clash between county Commissioner Steve Berry and Sheriff Bill Smith came to a head this week. Smith recently filed a complaint with the State Bar of Georgia alleging that Berry violated state ethics guidelines by representing a man charged in November 2007 with trafficking marijuana while at the same time serving as a county commissioner.

Meanwhile, from today’s Claxton Enterprise comes this tidbit:

After a search of his home by several law enforcement agencies Wednesday, April 16, Councilman Jerome Woody did not appear at last week’s Claxton City Council meeting and is reportedly seeking help for some personal problems.  Agents from the Tri-Circuit Drug Task Force and GBI Savannah office, along with Claxton Police Department officers, executed a narcotics-related search warrant at Woody’s residence – 26 Grady Street – shortly before noon on April 16, said Task Force Commander Woody Boyd.

Finally, the AJC reports that “A judge denied an ousted Clayton County school board member’s request Monday to be re-instated to the board. Under the ruling, Norreese Haynes’ District 8 seat will remain vacant until a special election July 15.”