June 4, 2015 – County Attorney Jim Holly is resigning from his post, effective at the end of June. County Council Chairwoman Genia Blackwell made the announcement for Holly at Council’s monthly meeting, Tuesday, June 2. According to Administrator Lynn Strom, who spoke to The Advertiser regarding Holly’s resignation, Holly is leaving to accept a fulltime position elsewhere. Holly began his work for the county in August of 2014 after former County Attorney Michael Medlock resigned. In commenting about his leaving, Chairwoman Blackwell said, “We are sad to see you go, but we wish you the very best in your future.”
Administrator Strom told The Advertiser that the county is actively seeking a replacement for Holly. She said that she is hopeful to have a replacement in place before Holly’s resignation becomes official. However, Holly has said that he will be available to assist the county after his departure if necessary.