Folks, October 1, 2017 was the first day of the fiscal year. Six weeks into the new year Franklin is just now asking for 19 additional jailers. The sheriff has been in office since January 2011. Surely by now Franklin knows that she must develop the budget she needs prior to entering a new fiscal year. This is another of Sheriff Franklin's ploys to blame anybody but herself for her shortfalls. It's also an illustration of Franklin's style of mismanagement. The jail has been understaffed, undertrained, and underpaid for years and she knew it. No wonder there's high turnover in personnel. The jail's shortfalls are due primarily to her profligate spending available resources on toys, parties, and replenishing her "retirement account". And secondarily, her frequent, continuing AWOLs. If she were at work more often instead layin' up fat and sorry with a rag tied around her head.
(cue Johnny Cash singing 'Sunday Morning Coming Down')
The commission should stand firm on their position. Commissioner Long is correct in asking what she can "bring to the table". $600,000 of unforecast funds is a lot of money to spring on the county. On the other hand here is what Franklin is most likely planning on. Franklin will go to the Southern Center Law Group and report: "I ain't my fault. It's that damned ol' commission."
We have to disagree with the Daily on their statement that the sheriff is facing a re-election next year. We believe she is facing jail.
Franklin slipped into the sheriff's office today and met with one of the local media sources. We just happened to be in town and noticed that a media source in our area turned into the sheriff's office. The guy was there approximately one hour.
We can only assume Ana didn't want anyone in the sheriff's office to know she was there as we did not see the vehicle(s) she is known to drive.
Now we see that yet another media source is at the sheriff's office awaiting their turn.