Commissioners Appoint Price to County Attorney Office

June 20, 2022 - The Shelby County Commissioners Court have approved the appointment of John Price to the County Attorney's office during their meeting held Monday, June 20, 2022.

Previously the commissioners have met in executive session to discuss the necessity to appoint someone to the position of county attorney following the resignation of current county attorney Gary Rholes. (Rholes Announces Resignation from Office; Grateful to Voters - ).

A motion carried to appoint John Price acting county attorney starting July 5 until December 31, 2022, 

Judge Allison Harbison shared her administrative assistant is out on maternity leave at this time and she has someone working Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday on a part-time basis.

"I would really like somebody, just this summer until Jenney comes back full-time, to work on Mondays and Fridays at $12 an hour per week," said Judge Harbison.

A motion carried to approve the part-time hire to be paid out of indigent health care.

The meeting was then adjourned.

Agenda items approved during the meeting include:
1. Appoint John Price as new County Attorney to take office July 5, 2022 with the term ending December 31, 2022.
2. Approve a seasonal office employee for the County Judge and Commissioners.
3. Adjourn.