They called it 'a vote of confidence'.
Momday morning, Smith County Commissioners unanimously reclassified the position of road and bridge engineer to 'administrator'.
Commissioners appointed Doug Nicholson to the new position of road administrator.
For months, the county has advertised to fill the vacancy left behind by former county engineer Bill Bala. No qualified applicants had come forward.
Nicholson will take over the position immediately and Charlie Miller has been promoted to the position of administrative assistant.
Cathryn Khalil, reporting. email@example.com