(Above pic Angie Jones, left with Lois Eargle)
A press conference held Friday by Angie Jones, a candidate for Horry County Treasurer in the Tuesday June 14, 2016 Republican primary election, left unanswered questions as to why Jones resigned her position as Deputy Treasurer just five days before the primary.
Jones will begin a position in the Horry County Clerk of Courts office Monday morning. Jones mother, Nancy Jones, is currently Deputy Clerk of Courts.
Jones claimed she resigned from the Treasurer’s office because of a hostile work environment toward her since February.
I believe that reason it total political spin and has nothing to do with why Jones resigned.
According to several sources within Horry County Government, prior to her resignation Jones was the subject of an internal investigation on alleged removal of penalties from a tax notice sent to her brother.
After receiving inquiries earlier in the week from local media about documents supporting the allegations, Treasurer Roddy Dickinson reportedly looked into the allegations.
Jones resigned from her Deputy Treasurer position Thursday and the only comment Dickinson would make was to confirm her resignation.
Jones’ press conference Friday was to supposedly address Jones’ resignation. This was the perfect time for Jones to address the investigation and answer questions about it. She didn’t.