Law Library Fund of Lowndes County gets clean audit

Published 3:16 pm Friday, August 29, 2014

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
According to an Alabama Department of Examiners of Public Accounts report released Friday, the Law Library fund of Lowndes County has been given a clean audit for the period of July 1, 2011 to Jan. 31, 2014.
According to the Department of Examiners, Adrian D. Johnson served as district Judge and presided over the Law Library Fund during the examination period.
The Department of Examiners reported, “Tests performed during the examination did not disclose any material instances of noncompliance with applicable state or local laws and regulations.”
According to the report, the Lowndes County Law Library Fund had total receipts of $30,075.94 and disbursements of $36,384.81.
The balance as of July 1, 2011 was $9,364.13 and the balance as of January 31, 2014 was $3,055.26,
Johnson explained, “Funding for the law library is derived from a portion of the court costs collected by the clerk’s office and from municipal courts in the county.” He said, “ The decreased funding for the law library account is reflective of the overall decrease in court filings.”
Johnson said, “We make every effort to be good stewards of the court funds deposited into the Law Library Account. My judicial assistant Christine Scott does an outstanding job keeping the accounting records for the law library fund. The clean audit is due in large part to her hard work and meticulous record keeping.”

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