New­ton County brings aboard new fire chief

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - DARRYL WELCH dwelch@cov­

The New­ton County Board of Com­mis­sion­ers (BOC) voted Tues­day night to ap­prove the hir­ing of a new fire chief.

Michael Con­ner, who re­tired from the Rock­dale County Fire Depart­ment in 2012 af­ter nearly 33 years of ser­vice, was con­firmed by the BOC dur­ing its meet­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to his re­sume’, Con­ner started with Rock­dale County in 1979. Dur­ing his ten­ure there he held a num­ber of po­si­tions, in­clud­ing serv­ing as a bat­tal­ion chief and chief of training. He also served as the depart­ment’s in­terim chief for a pe­riod of time in 2009.

Con­ner as­sumes the posi- tion that came open when for­mer chief Jeff Mon­roe re­signed abruptly Feb. 6 af­ter less than a year on the job.

County Man­ager Lloyd Kerr said Con­ner’s first day will be Mon­day, April 10.

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Michael Con­ner

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