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Mayor Godsey ousted as chairman of Sullivan County commission

February 18th, 2014 12:57 pm by J.H. Osborne, NET News Service

Mayor Godsey ousted as chairman of Sullivan County commission

Sullivan County Mayor Steve Godsey speaks during Tuesday's meeting. Photo by David Grace, NET News Service.

BLOUNTVILLE — The Sullivan County Commission moments ago voted to end County Mayor Steve Godsey's tenure as chairman of the commission's proceedings.

In a majority vote, the commission elected County Commissioner Eddie Williams as its new chairman, with the gavel passing immediately from Godsey to Williams.

The action followed a tumultuous meeting which included a lengthy discussion about the operations of the county highway department.?The commission also approved Bobbie Manning's surety bond to serve as highway commissioner until the commission makes an interim appointment next month.

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