Worth commissioners at odds over fire chief hiring

Worth commissioners at odds over fire chief hiring

WORTH CO., GA (WALB) - Worth County Commissioner Bettye Bozeman believes a decision to hire a new fire chief is in retaliation for the opening a new full time station in Warwick.

The Commission voted 3-2 last night to hire a fire chief instead of hiring a county administrator.

Commissioner Bettye Bozeman believes it is more important to hire a county administrator now and a fire chief when there is money in the budget. The county has not had a county administrator for several years.

"To have a county administrator to stop the commissioners from spending money that we don't need to spend and get the taxes back in order. We don't need a fire chief at this point. We got captains that do the job, they been doing it for four years," said Bettye Bozeman.

Gaines and McDonald voted for a fire chief. Bozeman and Hall did not.

Worth County will start advertising for the fire chief job in October.

WALB News 10 did leave several phone messages with chairman Cosby asking for an interview for this story Friday.

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