Committee appointments for the new Morgan County Commission were decided at the Friday, January 2 meeting.
Commission President Brenda Hutchinson will serve on the Morgan County Economic Development Authority, the Farmland Preservation Board, the Senior Life Services Board, the Morgan County Fair Board, the Work Force Investment Board, the Region 9 Planning and Development Council and the Park Advisory and Planning Board.
Morgan County Commissioner Tommy Swaim took issue last week with office changes that he felt had been made without discussion.
One proposed change listed for discussion or action on the commission's agenda for Thursday, January 8 was office space for the commissioners office space that had already been arranged before the meeting.
If you're looking for women's clothing that runs from fun to elegant, the Gypsy Shop has that and more.
The unique women's clothing boutique offers quality new and gently worn fashions and accessories. It also features custom-designed clothes and jewelry. The shop is located on the corner of Wilkes Street and Route 9 West.
Morgan County Commissioner Stacy Dugan, Morgan County Assessor Ronald McIntire and Morgan County Sheriff Vince Shambaugh took office last Friday.
County Clerk Debra Kesecker administered the oath of office to the new county officials at Friday's county commission meeting, which was held at Magistrate Court. The ceremony drew nearly 80 people, many of whom stood in the hallway outside the courtroom to be present at the event.
The construction groundwork for the new Morgan County Courthouse has been progressing on schedule, said County Administrator Bill Clark.
The culvert and manhole for the courthouse geo-thermal system pipeline have been installed. Water and sewer lines in the alley are being replaced and electrical work is being planned, Clark said. Cable and phone lines for the courthouse complex have to be moved.