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County hires administrator

Robert ‘Bob’ Zellner of the Redbone community in south Lamar County is now the county administrator. His hiring came after a brief closed session at a called meeting Sept. 13 at the county administration building. Zellner was at work two days later. His salary was set at $60,000 a year. ’The first thing I plan to do is look over the expenditures and budgets and see where we can start using the money better,’ he said. ‘I want to look at how all the departments are run and if there are any improvements we can do. I’m hoping to have things running a little smoother but for now I’m stamping out fires and preparing for what I’m afraid might be a rough winter.’ Zellner, who worked for Lamar from 1983-89 and Upson County from 2006-07, came from his most recent job in Worth County, where he has been since 2009. During his career he has also worked in Hampton and Villa Rica.

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