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Six resign from Sheriff's office; Precinct-2 selects used dump truck
By JOHN SPARKS

 Meeting Thursday, March 20 in regular session, Wood County Commissioners accepted six resignations from Sheriff Dwaine Daugherty's office and approved the purchase of a used dump truck for precinct-2.

Resigning from their duties at the Sheriff's office were Captain Joel Blair, and Patrol Sergeants Michael Taylor and Randal Lain Jr. Also resigning were Deputies Terry Bevill and Gary Pennington and Jailer Maggie Calvert. Three positions at the Sheriff's Office were filled by new hires. Mark Smith is a new deputy, while Samantha Jackson-Blake and Terri Spradley are newly-hired jailers. Timothy Baucom was promoted from deputy to replace Taylor as a patrol sergeant.

Bids were opened for the purchase of a used dump truck for Precinct-2. Halman Trucks and Trailers, Tyler, submitted the winning bid which was for a 2000 International with a 10-foot Warren bed. Cost of the unit is $23,762. A second bid for a 2004 International was submitted by Hall GMC, Tyler for $31,670.

The court also approved advertising for bids for a used dump truck for Precinct-4.

Several formerly private roads were accpeted into county maintenance. Included are: 5300, 5301 and 5302 in the Star Ranch subdivision in Precint-1. The roads will be re-numbered 1300, 1301 and 1302. Commissioners also approved taking PR-5862 serving Sunset Bay Estates into county maintenance. It will be re-numbered CR-1862.

In other action, the Commissioners approved:
- Payment of claims.
- Payroll.
- Employee/dependent health claims.
- Standard interlocal agreement with the Winnsboro ISD.
- Interlocal Emergency Management agreement with Alba (($693), Hawkins ($2,136), Mineola ($7,260), Quitman ($3,189), Winnsboro ($5,617.50) and Yantis ($523.50).
- Annual tax exemption for Lake Country Playhouse.
- Interlocal agreement for tax collection, Quitman Hospital District, $1,500 plus two percent of collections.
- Security system upgrades for courthouse and JP offices.
- Disaster recovery service for Clerk's Office through Suddenlink.
- Designating Sheriff's Office as rabies control authority.
In personnel matters, the court approved:
- Joel A. Blair, resignation, Captain, WCSO, $17.51/hour.
- Randal David Lain, Jr. and Michael Ray Taylor, resignations, Patrol Sergeant, WCSO, $16.56/hour.
- Randal David Lain, resignation, deputy sheriff, WCSO, $16.56/hour.
- Terry Lynn Bevill and Gary Luke Pennington, resignations, deputy sheriff, WCSO, $16.31/hour.
- Timothy Edward Baucom, promotion from deputy sheriff to patrol seargant, from $16.31/hour to $16.56/hour.
- Maggie L. Calvert, resignation, jailer, WCSO, $12.82/hour.
- Mark Allen Smith, new hire, deputy sheriff, WCSO $16.31/hour.
- Samantha K. Jackson-Blake, new hire, jailer, WCSO, $12.82/hour.
- Terri M. Spradley, new hire, jailer WCSO, $12.82/hour.
- Jerry Wayne Hirsch, new hire, investigator, CDA Office, $16.31/hour.
The next regular meeting of the Wood County Commissioners Court will be Friday, April 4, 2008 at 10 a.m. A special meeting of the court can be called with 72-hour public notice.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2009 14:27