Other (indicate in message) Submitted: June 24, 2024 | Updated: June 24, 2024

[See Editor’s Note] (June 2024) Submission related to “Lincoln County NC Communication” from 05/24/24 – 06/10/24.

Date sent in to Sunshine: 06/11/24

Original Subject:
Lincoln County NC Communication

Original Message:
Request for Lincoln County, North Carolina
Please provide all the communications are “sent to”, “sent from”, or “sent between”, as individuals or part of a group message for the specific people Davin Madden, Cathy Davis, Bud Cesena, Anita McCall, Jamie Lineberger, John Henry and Megan Gilbert. Please interpret the term “communications” to mean Emails, SMS text messages, Google Chat messages, and Facebook Messenger messages from and including May 24, 2024 to June 10, 2024
The request of records posted in May 2024 created a few internal electronic communications on numerous discussion leading to the need for this request. We are asking for all documents and understand the legal staff may redact some information based on general statues. We understand that some individuals may use personal phones and devices for County communications that should be included in this request.”

Government Entity:
Other (indicate in message)

Start Date / End Date:
May 24, 2024 - June 10, 2024

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Editor’s Note 06/24/24: The submission above has been marked as “Completed”. As written, it is unclear what specific, searchable public records the sender would like to receive.

In May 2024 we sent and/or fulfilled several requests related to Lincoln County, NC Government. We don’t know what specific request or records on our website that the sender may be referring to here: “The request of records posted in May 2024 created a few internal electronic communications on numerous discussion leading to the need for this request.” or if this statement is necessary to include in the new request you’d like to make. However, this is unclear and we do not want to confuse the County or cause a delay in the processing of the request by including that statement.

When requesting communication records, it’s important to specify the type of communications being requested, who the communications are “sent to”, “sent from”, or “sent between”, and any specific people / staff / departments etc. that should be included. Also, when a request covers a large time period and/or multiple entities, it’s important to include any specific subject matter or specific keywords that should be included in the search.

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Status: Completed

Activity:

  • June 24, 2024 3:15 pm

    2 weeks ago

    Submitted to Sunshine Request
    Status: Pending