County Commission Approves New Board of Elections Appointment

The Stephens County Board of Registrations and Elections is getting a new member.

William “Bill” Grant will serve as the Republican nominee to the Board for a two-year term.

Grant replaces Michelle Grafton, who is resigning from the Board of Elections at the end of her term on June 30.

Stephens County Commissioners unanimously approved the changes during their meeting on Tuesday.

Agnes Oglesby remains the Democratic representative on the Board of Elections.

Meanwhile, Stephens County Commissioners also held a first reading of a proposed ordinance amendment to the county’s timber harvesting rules during a meeting Tuesday.

According to Stephens County Administrator Phyllis Ayers, the proposed change to the ordinance just brings the ordinance in line with what is already on the county’s timber harvesting application regarding building gravel roads within a timber harvesting area.

Nobody spoke during a public hearing on the proposed change prior to the first reading.

A second reading is required before county commissioners can vote on the proposed change.