Thursday, February 06, 2014
Manning Gets Bonded
As state law requires, Sullivan County interim highway commissioner Bobby Manning has obtained a bond, paying $9,000 instead of the usual $500 or so, due to credit issues that saw several insurance companies initially turn him down. Mayor Steve Godsey says, “Normally it’s a simple issue but due to credit problems apparently, there was this delay. But he’s gotten it worked out.” Should county commissioner decide to choose someone else to serve out the term until the August election, officials say Manning won’t get his money back. Meanwhile, seven workers laid off by Manning as soon as he was put in charge are consulting a lawyer about fighting to get their jobs back.