Commissioners Eddie Freeman and Bob Gilreath both lost in July 31 primary election. Bart Miller Jr. defeated Freeman for the District 4 post and will take office in January along with the winner of the District 3 election in November between Democrat Rita Johnson and Republican Michael Renew.
The county is looking to save training money for use by the two new commissioners who start in January. County Manager William Wilson Jr. said the county was “looking to establish guidelines and regulations for training and travel expenditures for lame duck commissioners.”
He more delicately defined it, saying for incumbents who have not been re-elected, any course for which credit is given toward obtaining certification shall not be permitted during the time following the results of the election and the end of their term.
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