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Supervisors Will Accept Applications For Deputy Justice Court Clerk Following Retirement Of Longtime Employee

WATER VALLEY – Supervisors are seeking applications for a justice court clerk to replace longtime county employee Carol Wilbourn, who is retiring at the end of the year.  Options discussed during the Dec. 6 meeting included promoting Connie Morgan from deputy clerk to the chief clerk position currently occupied by Wilbourn, and the new hire will serve as deputy clerk.

Currently Morgan and Wilbourn are located in the Coffeeville courthouse where all business is transacted for justice court. Options discussed included the possibility of housing one court clerk in the Water Valley courthouse and leaving one clerk in the Coffeeville courthouse to allow business to be transacted in either town.

“We have talked about moving one clerk to Water Valley. Do we want to get another person to work in the office with Connie, or do we want to have two separate offices?” Board President Cayce Washington asked.

A decision was not made on placing one of the court clerks in Water Valley, but supervisors agreed to accept applications until January 3. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for January 24.

Other business discussed at the Dec. 6 meeting included:

• Hired Freddie Folson after interviewing multiple candidates for a part-time janitor’s job at the Water Valley courthouse. The job is approximately 20 hours per week.

• Discussed a request to use the old jail on Calhoun Street for a homeless shelter. District 2 Supervisor Ken Rogers reported he has been approached by a non-profit organization interested in utilizing the building for a shelter.

“The best thing we can use that for is a tornado shelter or for housing records, because it is a full concrete building,” Washington suggested. “The reason we quit using it as a jail is because it wasn’t livable for inmates.”

There was no decision on how best to utilize the building during the meeting.

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