The Barrow County Board of Commissioners has once again voted to censure Chairman Danny Yearwood.
In a 4-2 vote, the board admonished Yearwood for refusing to attend anger management training. The commission also voted to limit the chairman’s authority related to personnel matters.
As a result of a three month long investigation into allegations of misconduct levied against Yearwood and department manager Lyn Clement, Cartersville attorney David Archer recommended Yearwood complete anger management and government management classes.
Though Archer found no laws had been broken, he did conclude that Yearwood and Clement had violated county policies prohibiting conduct offensive to employees.
Yearwood has publicly denied that he has anger management issues. In February, Yearwood told the Barrow Journal that he did not plan to take anger management classes because he never yells. He indicated that any elevation in his voice level during conversations is due to a hearing problem.
For more on this story, see the March 24 edition of the Barrow Journal.