Things get heated at Few residency hearing

By: Jonathan Martin
By: Jonathan Martin

September 21, 2006

The marshal's office got involved at today's Board of Elections meeting after heated words and racial insults.

The board is in the process of deciding whether Ronnie Few should be allowed to run for mayor. Two Augusta residents filed residency challenges against Few when it was discovered that he filed for a homestead exemption in Columbia County.

"It was a misunderstanding," Few testified at the hearing. "I never would have signed that to say I moved. I thought I could sign it and get credit for any place I owned in the state of Georgia."

Things got heated when one of Few's supporters made a comment insinuating that Woody Merry's lawyer, Joe Neal, was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

"I am not a Ku Klux Klanner," Neal responded, pointing his finger at her. "You say that again and you got a problem with me outside."

Four additional marshals were brought in after this altercation. The woman later apologized.

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