Scott Norris Appointed Highway Supervisor


SCOTT NORRIS

SCOTT NORRIS

The Fentress Co. Commission, meeting in a reconvened session on Monday, July 22, voted unanimously to appoint Scott Norris to fill the unexpired term of Fentress County Highway Supervisor.
At a public meeting prior to the reconvened session, the three candidates who had qualified for the position, which included Mark Beaty, Scott Norris, and Jeremy Roysden, were interviewed by the commission, with each giving their qualifications for the office.
Candidate Roysden said he had done everything from digging ditches to running all types of equipment, and had supervised as many as 25 to 30 men, that he had worked in various types of construction, had worked for the highway department, and was very familiar with the county roads.
Candidate Mark Beaty told the commission that he had been in the excavating business for 20 years, and had extensive experience in road work, having worked on state and federal projects, had run all types of equipment, had worked on various road projects, including work on Highway 111 and on an airport runway.  He said that he had been in business for himself for several years, that he had worked with the Highway Department for 3 years, and was very familiar with the department, duties of running the department, and the work that was involved.
Candidate Norris said that he had worked around equipment all his life, had owned and operated his own excavating business for several years, and that he had run for the position of Road Supervisor in 2010 and received a good vote.  (Mr. Norris received 1,970 votes, coming in second to incumbent Butch Blevins).
Mr. Norris  had been chosen by the Commission in June as interim road supervisor until the legal process that Mr. Blevins was involved in was resolved.

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