July 25, 2007
COUNTY MANAGER OBVIOUSLY “FED UP”
story appeared in the Athens Banner Herald today. Greg Williams,
current Jasper County Manager, is obviously fed up. He has
applied for, been interviewed, and is now one of the three
in the running to be the next Jackson County manager.
Manager search pared to three for Jackson County
Don Nelson | Staff Writer | Story updated at 9:47 PM on
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
County officials on Tuesday named three finalists to replace
fired County Manager Crandall Jones - county managers from
Jasper and White counties and a former county
manager who worked with the Association County Commissioners
of Georgia for the past 10 years.
County Commission narrowed its top administrative search
to Alton Brown, White County's manager; Michael James Stewart,
assistant director for administration with the ACCG; and
C. Gregory Williams,
Jasper County manager, interim manager
Leonard Myers said Tuesday afternoon.
comprised of Myers, commission Chairwoman Pat Bell and Commissioner
Bruce Yates will talk to the three finalists over the next
two weeks about pay and benefits, Myers said.
going to try to develop a compensation package to offer
the position to one of the three," he said. "We
have to know what their salary requirements and benefit
package (expectations) are."
should hire one of the three by Aug. 8, Myers said.
Three of five
Jackson County commissioners voted in February to fire Jones,
without citing a reason. In May, the county agreed to pay
Jones $350,000 to avoid a lawsuit.
More than 50
people applied for Jones' job, but only about half of those
were qualified, according to Jackson County Commissioner
Jody Thompson. The commission then narrowed the field to
five semifinalists, but two of those withdrew, Myers said.
Brown, a graduate
of the University of Tennessee, has served as White County
manager in Cleveland since 2003. He worked as city administrator
at Dickson, in west-central Tennessee, from 1993 to 2001
and has a bachelor's degree in business administration from
the University of Tennessee.
worked with the ACCG since April 1997. Before that, he served
as county manager in Lowndes County from 1993 to 1997 and
in Ware County from 1991 to 1993. He has a master's degree
in public administration from Valdosta State University.
has been county manager in Jasper County for a year and
Prior to that he was county administrator for Rockdale County
from 1999 to 2005. He has a bachelor's degree in accounting
from Jacksonville Sate University.
in the Athens Banner-Herald on 072507
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