County job posting questions raised

Friday, May 25, 2012

By Clint Confehr

Senior Staff Writer

Questions were raised this week about whether two Marshall County jobs were being filled without following the proper procedure of announcing the openings and then accepting applications.

Both positions remain open, according to the administrators who are authorized to hire or appoint.

* County Mayor Joe Boyd Liggett has selected Emergency Management Service Shift Supervisor Bill Reuter to succeed James "Jamie" Whorley as the EMS director. Liggett has submitted Reuter's name to county commissioners who meet Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex.

* Marshall County Schools Director Jackie Abernathy on Wednesday afternoon requested a news story saying the position of baseball coach at Forrest School "remains vacant." Thursday morning, Forrest School Principal Danny Morgan issued a written statement saying "Chris Parker is definitely a candidate for the position, but at this time, he is not currently employed at Forrest School or by the Marshall County school system."

Marshall County Tribune accurately reported on Wednesday about what was apparently announced erroneously on Monday at the school in Chapel Hill. Parker was introduced as the new Forrest baseball coach, but the announcement didn't set well with the director of schools.

The director of schools is the individual charged with the responsibility of hiring school system employees.

"I haven't laid eyes on him," Abernathy said of Parker...for the rest of the story pick up a copy of the Marshall County Tribune