County Commission holds brief meeting

Starting with the swearing in of its three reelected members, the Marengo County Commission meeting Wednesday lasted just over 10 minutes.

Probate Judge Laurie Hall administered the oath of office individually to commission chairman Michael Thompson and to Freddie Armstead and John Crawford Jr.

Members passed a policy on public notice regarding conditions of county roads and bridges as recommended by the Alabama Association of County Commissions.

Loretta Carr, who retired Oct. 31 as nutritional education specialist for the county Extension Service, was honored with a resolution in her honor.

The commission approved hiring two jailers: Richmond Evans and Marshall McDowell, and okayed meeting dates for 2015.

After an hour-long executive session, the commission adjourned with no further action.

Members of the Leadership Marengo Class of 2015 sat in on the meeting before being taken on tours of the courthouse and the jail.