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State officials hit road block in Jeff Davis County

State officials have hit a roadblock in their attempts to get Jeff Davis County School Board officials to pay up.  The State Auditor's office has tried for months to collect $1.8 million dollars from district officials.  Following a state audit last year, the school board and now retired superintendent Wayne Fortenberry were ordered to repay the money out-of-pocket.  During an investigation, it was determined that district officials improperly borrowed from 16th Section land funds and then misused the money.  The State Auditor's office says it's in talks with the district's bonding and insurance companies in hopes of collecting the debt.

 

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