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Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.

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Spotsy board to interview deputy county admin candidates in December

The Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors announced late Tuesday night that it will  hold a special meeting on Dec. 6 to interview three finalists for the deputy county administrator position.

Ernie Pennington retired from the job at the end of October.

The county received 104 applications for the opening. A subcommittee—which includes the HR director, the county administrator and Supervisors David Ross and Emmitt Marshall—is in the process of narrowing  the applicant pool to three.

The county Board of Supervisors voted in October to expand its hiring authority. Supervisors will now appoint the deputy county administrator, the deputy county attorney and all department heads.  Click here for a previous story.

Previously, the board hired just two employees—the county administrator and the county attorney.

Two veteran supervisors, Benjamin Pitts and Gary Skinner, voted against the hiring changes. Pitts accused other board members of micromanagement.