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    Treasurer Suspended Pending Investigation

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    Long time County Treasurer Beth Sallee, who has worked in county government for 10 plus years, has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an investigation of possible fraud by KSP Post 7 Detective Jesse Armstrong, who is the case officer. In a special called meeting by The Jackson County Fiscal Court on Friday, July 22, Jackson County Judge Executive Shane Gabbard called the meeting to order promptly at 3:00pm with Magistrates Dale Vaughn, Garvin Baker and Danny Todd all in attendance as well as Jackson County Attorney Ross Murray, County Clerk Donald "Duck" Moore, Sheriff Paul Hays, several citizens, and media. After Devotion and The Pledge of Allegiance, Gabbard called the meeting to order with only two items on the agenda. He explained, "This special meeting has been called due to a personnel issue for one of our employees, The Fiscal Court will go into an executive session and when we return we will give you our decision."

    Multiple Residents Arrested on Drug Related Charges

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    In a report from The Jackson County Sheriff's Office, on Wednesday, July 20th, Sheriff Paul Hays received information that two people were passed out in a Silver SUV on Bridge Rock Road in the county. Sheriff Hays and Sgt. Keith Berry arrived at the Bridge Rock Road location at approximately 10:00am and located the vehicle with the two people passed out inside. Trenton Venable 26, McKee, was in the driverís seat and an unknown female was in the passenger seat in his 2007 Silver Nissan SUV. Both subjects were asleep and/or passed out and were not moving, according to the report. Sgt. Berry received verbal consent from Venable to search his vehicle for anything illegal.