Four former Hardeeville officials have pleaded not
guilty to misconduct charges.
The Island Packet reports that former Treasurer Santesia
Henderson, former Police Chief James Hubbard, former Police Lt. Eric Washington
and former Fire Chief John Ekaitis were given personal recognizance bonds.
Prosecutors said the four took thousands of dollars
in unauthorized bonuses and violated the leave-cashing policy.
Former City Administrator Shane Haynes will be
arraigned next Monday.
They all face up to a 10 years in prison if