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Commissioner charged with perjury can keep his job

ATLANTA (AP) - A McIntosh County commissioner indicted for perjury will be allowed to keep his job.

Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed a three-member panel to review the allegations against the Rev. Nathaniel Grovner brought by Griffin Lotson, who lost a soil and water conservation board election seat by a single vote. Grovner testified that Bob Mucha, chairman of the county Board of Elections, said there were 400 to 600 uncounted absentee ballots as election workers counted the results of a 2008 election.

Dooly County Commissioner Terrell Hudson, Coffee County Commissioner Jimmy Kitchen and Attorney General Thurbert Baker reviewed the case this week. The panel found that the indictment and perjury charges do not relate to or adversely affect Grovner's job or the public.

Information from: The Florida Times-Union,

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