County commission sets engineer search committee

Russell County Commission Chairman J.D. Upshaw appointed a search committee to find and vet candidates for the vacant county engineer.

Commissioners Cattie Epps, Peggy Martin, Upshaw, former County Engineer James Magill and interim County Engineer Harry Ennis were selected to find a successor to Richard Gohde, who resigned under fire last summer.

The commission has set no timetable for selecting a new engineer.

The county also has an opening for county Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency director. No search committee has been appointed for the position.