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AC Commissioners to appoint interim Trustee Monday

The Anderson County Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday June 19th at 6:30 pm.

During Monday’s meeting, commissioners will likely formally adopt the budget and tax rate for the fiscal year that begins on July 1st. This week, commissioners approved the budget but were unable to finalize it due to some changes made to the EMS budget. Those changes will be compete in time for Monday’s meeting.

The Commission will also hold a special election to appoint someone to serve the remainder of County Trustee Rodney Archer’s term. Archer has accepted the position of Executive Director of the County Officials Association of Tennessee and has announced his resignation as Trustee, effective at 5:00 P.M. on June 30th.

Five people have applied to succeed Archer and they are (in alphabetical order): Regina Copeland; former County Commissioner Scott Gillenwaters; current County Commissoner Myron Iwanski; Angie Knauff and Wanda McCroskey. Whoever is appointed to the position will serve until the county general election in 2018.

The County Officials Association of Tennessee promotes more efficient county government throughout all of the counties of Tennessee. It consists of members from the County Clerks, Clerks of Court, Registers of Deeds, and County Trustees Associations in the state.

Archer was first elected Trustee in 2006 and has earned numerous statewide accolades since taking office.

Monday’s meeting begins at 6:30 pm in room 312 of the Courthouse in Clinton and will be televised on ACTV, Comcast Cable channel 95 in Anderson County.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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