Dillon County administrator speaks out about dismissal

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DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Dillon County Administrator Tony Clyburn, who county council voted recently to remove, spoke out about the dismissal Friday.

Last week, Dillon County Council Chair Stevie Grice posted a list of reasons about why he voted to dismiss Clyburn on social media. It includes claims Clyburn lives in Georgetown County and not Dillon County, as required by his contract.

Another claim is that he gave individual raises to county employees not provided for in the county budget.

Clyburn thinks his dismissal is because of corruption he’s uncovered.

“Everyone out there knows the type of corruption, the type of favoritism, the type of power grabs that you have in this county, everyone knows it,” Clyburn said. “I don’t think there’s a single person in this room and a single person watching this video who doesn’t know exactly what goes on in Dillon County.”

There will also be a public hearing in the next few weeks when council will vote again on his employment. Clyburn still acts as county administrator, pending that vote.

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