Washington County Top Stories of 2013

Published: Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 01:51 PM.

state laws when he arranged for the county to buy a generator from a fellow county employee — a generator that happened to be stored at Joyner’s residence.

“After the meeting, I received information that the purchase had possibly violated both Florida statutes and county purchasing requirements,” Gothard said.

She began researching the information and agreed that possible violations had occurred and that more information and disclosure was needed.

The following month, Joyner resigned his position with the county during the BOCC meeting.

“This is something that has been weighing on me for the past couple of months,” Joyner said, “and I would like to resign my position as county administrator effective tomorrow.”

“This breaks my heart,” Commissioner Todd Abbott said.

“It’s not anything any one commissioner has done,” Joyner said. “This is something I’ve considered for a while.”

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