SCBC agree to fund one full-time position for Registrar’s Office

Stephens County Board of Commissioners have agreed to allow Stephens County Registrar Eureka Gober to hire one full-time employee to assist in the daily operations of the Registrar’s Office.

According to County Registrar Eureka Gober, she was notified earlier this week.

She says that she is thankful the Board of Commissioners has agreed to fund a full-time position.

The decision comes after several discussions with the County Commissioners, who had originally decided to cut the Registrar’s budget and eliminate all office staff, leaving Gober the sole employee in the office.

Commissioner James Addison made it clear during a previous board meeting that Gober’s needs were not enough to warrant the help of additional staff.

WNEG News reached out to Addison for comment on the newly funded position.

He says the the position won’t be filled immediately.

“This employee isn’t going to be starting until we find someone. It’s going to be a Deputy Registrar and we’ll find that person. We had all intentions to do this, but its just the fact that she doesn’t need someone right at the present time. You know it’s going to take a while to fill that position. But when that position gets filled, it’ll be filled. And they’ll be interviews and it could be December before we get someone to fill the position. It’s not going to be like it’s going to be filled tomorrow,” Addison said. “And we knew that all along going into this. She just could not explain to us how she wanted to spend her money. She couldn’t answer the question. And we’re just taking it a step further and saying ‘hey, we’re getting you some help, but it’s not happening tomorrow. We’ve got to go through the process of getting that person.”

According to Gober the position will be advertised in the coming weeks.

WNEG News will continue to follow this story and bring you updates as they are released.