At his September meeting Towns County Sole Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw updated the progress on the county finances, the new Young Harris Fire House, the progress on the US 76 hwy turn lane and announced a meeting with the Governor. Commissioner Bradshaw also reported that there will be no increase in the millage rate for the coming year. The Commissioner introduced Fire Chief Harold Copeland who announced the receipt of a $310,000 grant from the Homeland Security Department and talked about how it would be used..
Recently Enotah Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Stanley Gunter announced his retirement effective September 30th after 27 years of public service. Applications to fill the upcoming vacancy were submitted earlier this month and are currently undergoing review by the Judicial Nominating Commission that will send their short list of nominees to Governor Brian Kemp. The Governor is expected to make an appointment before the end of the year to fill the remaining three years left on Judge Gunter’s unexpired term.