That would be cronyism more than nepotism but as I've always stated, most people would hire their friends and relatives. I don' see that as big a problem as other issues.
And, she HAD reprimanded that lying Deputy Clerk/Notary in the past. In this instance, though, Helen was waiting on counsel from county. I have been told by others that an investigation continues at higher levels. We'll see.
So yes, rather than lie, I feel she mis-spoke when the question was asked whether or not she had written up her Notary, as it was for a different incident.
No, no no. Sorry to hear you take that stance on what was clearly a lie under oath based on what several posters on here wrote. Unless my memory I completely gone, Ms. Hawkins was asked to produce a write up that she said she had. Then she even went as far as to go to her office to retrieve said write up? A good attorney would have been all over that. If my memory I wrong, I apologize old friend but if it's correct, please don't try to excuse what she did based on friendship. You are much better than that.
ANYWAY, her lies are nothing compared
Asked and answered.
Never elect or re-elect someone who has ever been guilty of "abuse of power", or it will certainly happen again.
Better advice has never been given.