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Sept. 11, 2013 newspaper.

Marion County government enters new era
with hiring of first ever County Manager
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From the Sept. 11, 2013 newspaper
By Richard Harris
Marion County government entered a new era on Monday, as Franklin Etheridge spent his first official day on the job as the county manager, a newly created position.
Earlier this year the County Commission, after much debate and study, voted to create the county manager position and transition into a new style of government operation. In years past the county government has functioned with a county clerk, which was an important position, but one with little authority.
Under the new style, the county manager will be responsible for ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.