Vernon names new fire chief

Published: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 02:44 PM.

Friday night Vernon High School hosts Holmes County High School for the Homecoming game.

Council chairwoman Tina Sloan announced that assistant fire chief Tim Barnes had been recommended to replace Matt Gothard following his resignation as chief, and the council approved the recommendation.

“Tim has been serving as chief since Matt resigned,” Sloan said. “He has been on the department for nine years.”

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