In a bizarre twist in Barrow County’s continuing political drama, it appears that the mysterious message left months ago on the office phone of its embattled human resources director was not a threat after all.
Almost beyond belief, it was merely a coincidence.
Jim Fullington, special agent in charge of the Athens office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, said Tuesday that his agency did confirm that Norma Jean Brown received a voice message that, due to the timing and circumstances, could have made the call seem like a “perceived threat.”
But he said his agency tracked down the caller, interviewed him, and determined the man had no connection to the county government’s ongoing personnel controversy and that his call posed no threat to Brown or her family.
For more details, see the Feb. 3 edition of the Barrow Journal