From The Herald-News: At a Rhea County Commission meeting on Tuesday, members of the Rhea County Commission voted to re-install commissioner Jim R
From The Herald-News: At a Rhea County Commission meeting on Tuesday, members of the Rhea County Commission voted to re-install commissioner Jim Reed as chair and commissioner Leo Stephens as vice chair.
Per state law, commissioners must vote on chair and vice chair, as well as committee assignments, each year. Rhea County Commissioner Philip Dunn made the motion to keep the same chair and vice chair as the previous year, and it was seconded by commissioner Frank Welch. The motion passed unanimously.
In other business on Tuesday, commissioners voted to appoint Justin Davis as the veterans affairs officer. Dunn said there were six candidates under consideration, and on Tuesday, commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Davis to the post.
Rhea County Veterans Service Officer Tommy Harveston resigned on Tuesday, Aug. 22, leaving a vacancy in the veterans’ office. Former veterans service officer Don Smith temporarily filled the position at the beginning of September.
Also on Tuesday, the commission voted to name a bridge spanning Muddy Creek on Toestring Valley Road after Korean War veteran Cecil B. Smith. Smith served in the U.S. Air Force and was the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation and many more.
The Rhea County Commission will meet next in a workshop session on Tuesday, Oct. 10, and will meet in a regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Both meetings begin at 6 p.m. in the conference room of the Phil Swafford Building and are open to the public.