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AC HR director leaving for private sector

Anderson County Human Resources Director Russell Bearden, has announced that he is resigning effective October 20th and returning to the private sector.

Bearden sent his letter of resignation to county officials on Friday, writing that while he considered serving the county and its employees to be an “extreme honor,” he will be “returning to the private sector, where [he feels he is a] better fit.”

He will be taking a job with a company in Loudon County, according to the Courier News.

A search for his successor is now underway.

The Human Resources Advisory Committee will discuss how to proceed with that search on Friday October 20th at 9 am in room 118A of the Courthouse in Clinton.

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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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