Following a 45-minute closed session for personnel and potential litigation, the commissioners returned to open session and County Attorney Jim Fortune asked for the motion for a letter to the sheriff requesting the investigation. The board voted unanimously on that motion.
The board then voted 4-1 to hire attorney John Lowry and his firm to investigate the Fire Department for hostile workplace allegations by an employee, and for the investigation to be expedited and for an amount not to exceed $10,000. Commissioner Bob Gilreath was the lone dissenting vote for this motion.
For more on this please see the Thursday print edition of the Griffin Daily News.