CHEROKEE COUNTY NEEDS POLL WORKERS FOR THE PRIMARY ELECTION
During the monthly Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Thursday, Probate Judge and Commission Chairman, Tim Burgess – announced that the current group of poll workers is “aging out” and many of those who have worked the polls for years will not be available this election cycle.
Judge Burgess said that the pay is $100 for the 7:00 to 7:00 work cycle Election Day – with some training required prior to that. An application form is available on-line or you can stop by the Probate Office to fill out the form.
Judge Burgess also told the group the Demolition Project uptown is almost cleaned up referring to the former First Baptist Church property which the county purchased for the construction of a new courthouse.
He added that he hoped to soon have the plans for that new facility – to be presented to the Chamber at the February meeting. Judge Burgess said that it would take about 18 months to build the new courthouse, and the current courthouse building will not be torn down – it will instead be repurposed for other government businesses, which will be determined at a later time.
And Gadsden State Community College President Dr. Kathy Murphy announced that a return of select sports programs may be forthcoming:
That meeting is of course open to the public.