Etowah Seeks Replacement for Jailed County Executive

Etowah County officials are scrambling to replace their arrested personnel director at a time when a lot of issues concerning benefits and employees must be dealt with. They have asked the retired personnel director to come back to fill-in, and if he can’t, Patrick Simms, the chief administrative officer for the county commission, says he will have to do it with help from personnel staff. Director Jenifer Taylor was jailed for identity theft Monday.