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Magistrate Mark Gray

Newton questions hiring meal driver for Hancock Senior Services

At Monday morning’s Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting, Magistrate LT Newton challenged the proposed hiring of Darrell Forbes as a meal driver for Hancock County Senior Services. Newton said he thought current part-time workers at the Senior Services Center should get first crack at full-time jobs. Director Lona Morton said she agreed with Newton on…

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Concerns for Hancock County emergency communications

Hancock County Emergency Services Director Damian Rice appeared before the Hancock County Fiscal Court Monday morning to tell the magistrates that the county’s emergency communications equipment barely works. He said sometimes emergency workers cannot contact dispatch with necessary information when on scene. “We had a fire out on 60 by the Career Center last night…

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Fiscal Court questions airport insurance

At Monday morning’s Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting, magistrates questioned why the county pays the insurance premium for the fuel tanks at the Hancock County Airport. The yearly premium totals $3,733 each year for three years. “I just have some questions about it to start with,” Magistrate LT Newton said. “The airport was supposed to…

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Air Evac approved for county employees

  At the July Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting, Hancock County Judge/Executive Johnny “Chic” Roberts told the magistrates that Anna Hynes with Air Evac Lifeteam approached him about providing Air Evac memberships as a benefit for county employees. Magistrates told Roberts they wanted more information, so at Monday morning’s Hancock County Fiscal Court meeting Hynes…

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Court to change Hancock’s medical billing services

Hancock County Fiscal Court recently entered into discussions with A&B Ambulance Medical Billing Services for the company to oversee the county’s ambulance billing services. As payment for its services, the company receives 12-percent of the amount collected from customers each month. The company remits all of the money collected to fiscal court, sends the court…

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Gray pays for lift

Magistrate Mark Gray appeared before the Hawesville City Council Tuesday evening and presented a $4,000 check to the city of Hawesville to pay for an automotive lift the city recently purchased. The city purchased a lift that holds up to 10,000 pounds, which allows city workers to work on and repair vehicles. Gray used the…

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