Special to SEGAZINE
Two high-ranking officials at the state Department of Agriculture resigned after hosting a drunken party during a government-funded training session and then going skinny dipping with several employees, according to an investigation released Wednesday.
Chief Operating Officer Billy Skaggs and Oscar Garrison, director of the food safety division, both resigned March 30. Several others were disciplined for their conduct during the Sept. 17 incident.
“Once we were made aware of the allegations regarding misconduct a review was promptly conducted, and swift action was taken,” Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said in a statement. He said the department was “saddened and disappointed” by the allegations.