Longtime North High Shoals clerk Carolyn Pritchett was asked to resign in April after making an unauthorized payment to the contractor responsible for the newly constructed Town Hall.

Pritchett signed a $24,000 check that was, in fact, owed to the contracting company, Peachtree Construction Services, out of Dacula.

However, North High Shoals Mayor Toby Bradberry and the town council instructed Pritchett to withhold the payment until construction was complete.

“The problem arose in paying a relatively small check request to the contractorfor $24,000 (still with a $65,000 balance),” Pritchett told The Oconee Enterprise in a prepared statement. “I love the town and have never, or would ever, do anything that might embarrass or hurt the town.”

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