Commission welcomes Nunn

Published 7:06 pm Monday, July 23, 2018

The Dallas County Commission officially welcomed Probate Judge-elect Jimmy Nunn into the fold at its meeting on Monday at the Dallas County Courthouse.

Nunn defeated Nicholas Switzer in the Runoff Election on July 17. Nunn had 6,305 total votes at 58 percent. Switzer had 4,636 votes at 42 percent.

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“Jimmy brings something new to the position,” Dallas County Probate Judge Kim Ballard said. “In two years, he’ll have the whole county on his side.”

Nunn, currently the attorney for Selma City, is honored to succeed Ballard in January. Ballard retires in December.

“I want to continue what we have going here,” Nunn said. “I want to unify Dallas County and move forward.”

All of the Commissioners were present for Monday’s meeting: Ballard, Roy Moore, Larry Nickles, Valerie Reubin, and Curtis Williams.

“We may not always agree with each other, but we always find a way to work it out,” Moore said. “Jimmy Nunn, I have confidence in you keeping it going.”

Reubin, Williams and Nickles also said they’re looking forward to working with Nunn, a former Assistant District Attorney in Dallas County.

The meeting’s other highlight was Dallas County Engineer George Jones’ presentation of five items. Jones sought agreement and Resolution for County Road 33’s resurfacing federal aid project and traffic stripe for high risk rural roads application.

Jones also wanted four mack triaxle dump trucks as surplus equipment and dispose to get put in the J.M. Wood at March’s auction and approve Wood’s contract. He wanted approval to order four new triaxle dump trucks from the ACCA contract, and get a loan from the general fund to pay off the balance on the existing lease for the dump trucks and bodies between next January and February.

The Commission unanimously approved all five things.

In the meeting’s public section, Sheryl Smedley presented the Dallas County Bicentennial’s Happy 200th anniversary celebration, which will be held Oct. 6 at Old Cahawba in Orrville from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will also raise funds for time capsules placed in Dallas County. Each 50-year time capsule will contain artifacts from each community.

“We’re excited to launch this off,” Smedley said.