Upson County Commission Chairman Maurice Raines says the county water superintendent, Chet Ward, is leaving in two weeks. He's been hired by SouthWest Water, the City of Thomaston's water operations consultant. Chairman Raines stated, "Chet has done a great job and I hate to see him go, but he's getting a pay boost." The chairman said the county has personnel who can step in and carry on, but the board will advertise the post.
The commissioners are also taking applications for tax assessor following the resignation of Emily Oxford last week, one application has already been received.
Chairman Raines said the Department of Family and Childrens Services has rejected the old Georgia Department of Transportation building because there is no elevator and limited parking out front. He urged the board to look for tenants.