News in briefWritten by Admin
Haynes elected as advisory board member
The Fund for Haywood County, an affiliate of The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, elected Jeff Haynes to the advisory board.
Haynes has served Haywood County for over 25 years and currently is the chief deputy of the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff Greg Christopher. He is a Haywood County native, lifelong resident and a product of the Haywood County Public School System.
Haynes graduated from Western Carolina University with a B.S. in criminal justice. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Waynesville and a proud father.
The Fund for Haywood County is a permanently endowed fund to meet local needs.
To make a tax-deductible donation to The Fund for Haywood County, visit www.fundforhaywoodcounty.org.
Applicants sought for juvenile crime council
The Haywood County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council has two vacancies for county commissioner appointed positions.
The purpose of the council is to develop community-based alternatives to detention and youth development centers, and to provide community-based delinquency and substance abuse prevention strategies and programs.
Jackson GOP to meet
The monthly meeting of the North Jackson County Republican Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at the North Jackson County Republican Headquarters Office located at 60 West Sylva Shopping Center between Sylva and Dillsboro.
The monthly meeting of the South Jackson County Republican Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the South Jackson County Republican Headquarters Office located at 71 Commons Drive, Cashiers.
The featured speakers are local candidates and national candidate representatives. Republicans, unaffiliated voters and others interested are invited to attend all GOP meetings and events.
DA’s office hires new prosecutor
Prosecutor Max Edward Pennington has joined the District Attorney’s staff. Pennington is a native of Burlington and received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated from Elon University School of Law in 2015. He worked in litigation support for Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, one of the largest law firms in North Carolina. He will focus on cases of violence against women and children, and he will be assigned to prosecute cases in Haywood County that involve domestic violence.