Summerville Fire Department Chief Robbie Lathem gave a statement yesterday on the controversy surrounding the GBI looking in to the financial account for the Santa in Uniform program:

“Santa In Uniform has been such a HUGE impact on hundreds of kids lives in Chattooga County, we hate to see it spoil because of one bad apple.
We want to apologize to all the people who have helped and donated over the years to this great organization
We have talked and we just can’t let the kids of the county suffer over this.
We are going to continue this tradition but some changes are currently being made to hopefully make everything work a lot more efficiently.
When I get everything finalized I will make a public statement regarding the new changes.”

Fire Chief
Robbie Lathem