Dooly Commissioners approve request for three assistant coroners

Published 9:31 am Wednesday, May 9, 2018

VIENNA- The Dooly County Board of Commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, May 5.

The commissioners picked back up on their discussion from the last meeting about County Coroner Ricky Hudson’s request to appoint three deputy coroners to assist him in the future. The deputies are to be paid on a per case worked basis, and the only other expense would be paying for their annual training. Coroner Hudson has already selected candidates for the positions, and they are ready to begin as soon as they complete their training. The deputies will be used when Coroner Hudson is unavailable to take a case, so he will select one of the deputies to go take care of the case. The commissioners voted to grant the request.

Next, the commissioners discussed updates on some of the LMIG road projects, mainly Calhoun Road, from Pinehurst city limits to Highway 27. The contractors have already completed the initial levying of asphalt on the road. The Department of Transportation has sent word to the commissioners that Dooly County has federal funds available in the amount of approximately $381,000 for the Off-System Safety Program for the purpose of particular work on county roads, such as: stripping, raising pavement, placing reflectors and widening the road. The commissioners voted to use the $381,000 to widen Calhoun Road.

The next regular meeting of the Dooly County Board of Commissioners will be on Thursday, May 17, at 9 a.m. at the Dooly County Commissioners’ Office at 113 N Third Street in Vienna.