County EMS director resigns

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Marshall County Emergency Medical Services Director Jimmy Adams resigned suddenly Tuesday evening.

"As of today at 5 p.m.," Adams wrote to County Attorney Lee Bowles, "I wish to resign as EMS director.... I'm going to spend time getting my family well and through some more surgeries and sickness as well as rest my own body."

Adams replied to a Wednesday afternoon call by voicemail at 1:08 a.m. Thursday saying he'd just returned home from a hospital after his daughter underwent back surgery to relieve an afflicted nerve suffered because of a congenital fracture.

Thursday afternoon, Adams said he'd been talking with various officials about resigning. After nearly 22 years with the county, Adams said his responsibilities had grown to include committee memberships and other responsibilities that have kept him from his family, and he indicated a need to earn more money.

See Friday's Tribune for the complete story.