RIPLEY - Jackson County Commissioners signed a petition presented by members of the Woman’s Club of Ripley, declaring October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month at their meeting last Thursday.
In addition, Commissioners, along with Sheriff Tony Boggs, County Clerk Jefff Waybught and Circuit Clerk Bruce DeWees were presented with plaques by members of VFW Post 5501 for their sponsorship of the recent Wounded Warrior Project golf tournament.

Commissioners also heard an update from IT Manager Greg Thomas. Thomas told the commissioners  that after comparison between Verizon and AT&T, he recommends staying with Verizon. Thomas said both wireless companies have similar coverage in the county. Boosters are recommended to be placed in the Sheriff’s Department and EMS vehicles.

Thomas reported that the computer and cabling work at the Jackson County Animal Shelter has been completed. He said an estimate has been received for duress buttons.

In other action, the commissioners:
• Approved fiduciary paperwork as submitted by the Fiduciary Supervisor.
• Approved Althea Hall  working as part time custodian retroactive to September 20, 2013.
• Acknowledged the resignation of Anthony McDaniel as a Paramedic with Jackson County EMS retroactive to October 1, 2013.
• Approved the transfer of John Blount from part time Paramedic to full time Paramedic retroactive to October 1 to replace Anthony McDaniel.
• Approved and authorized President Tommy Nutter to execute the grant contract agreement and all other paperwork pertaining to the dame with the Division of Justice and Community Services providing $20,000 in grant money for a Prevention Resource Officer at Ripley High School.
• Approved state budget revision #3 to the General County Fund.