Sunday, June 26, 2005
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Gwinnett Daily Post
The Snellville open records debacle from last week basically boiled down to the House District 106 race between Snellville Councilman Warren Auld and former Councilman Melvin Everson. But it was another pair of current and former councilmen that provided the short fireworks display at the meeting.
Just before the adjournment vote, Councilman Robert Jenkins said he thought "it was a shame" that Brenda Lee, the woman who filed the open records request wasn't in attendance. Former Councilman Joe Anderson walked to the podium to respond, but Jenkins didn't want to hear it.
"Shut up, Joe. You don't have anything to do with this," Jenkins shouted.
With permission from Mayor Pro Tem Mike Smith, Anderson continued, saying Lee had a previous engagement. "It's rude. It's uncalled for, and it's very undignified," Anderson then added about Jenkins' outburst.
Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.
Camie Young can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.