The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors made two appointments to the Lowndes County Industrial Development Authority during Monday’s regular meeting.
At least two Lowndes County supervisors pushed for County Administrator Ralph’s Billingsley’s immediate firing in an executive session of Monday’s board of supervisors meeting, but they backed off after a heated argument, multiple sources confirmed to The Dispatch.
A majority of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted to hire a replacement for Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsley Wednesday, but the decision sparked protests from two supervisors, one of whom walked out of the meeting, after they questioned the nature of Billingsley’s retirement and the appointment process.
Lowndes County Administrator Ralph Billingsley has opted to leave his position effective Sept. 30.
Billingsley said he submitted a retirement letter to the county board of supervisors Monday evening.
Lowndes County Courthouse on Second Avenue North is closed today because the building has no heat, according to County Administrator Ralph Billingsley.
Lowndes County supervisors voted unanimously to borrow $1 million to pay for the completion of the county’s horse park, changing their approach to how they spend revenues from the county’s hospital trust fund.
Strother Martin’s character in the movie, “Cool Hand Luke” said it best: “What we have here is failure to communicate.”
The Lowndes County supervisors Thursday voted to ask the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau to pay $400,000 to restore the old river bridge, echoing action earlier this week by the City Council.