Bentley appoints locals to boards


On Tuesday, December 2, Governor Robert Bentley appointed former Alabama Bureau of Investigation Captain Joe Nabors to Place One District Court Judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of  Alabama beginning January 1, 2015. This appointment will complete the unexpired term of Judge Bill Russell. 

Nabors said, “This is a great honor and I am excited about the opportunity to serve. I thank God for giving me this opportunity. I request your prayers for guidance and wisdom as I serve.”

Nabors has been an attorney in Alabama since 1996 and has practiced law in both the federal and state courts. He is currently the Executive Director and attorney for a non-profit organization, which provides services to child abuse victims for the 7th Judicial Circuit.

Nabors serves as the Chairman of the Etowah County Republican Executive Committee and as its legal advisor.

Governor Bentley also appointed Juarus Rawls to the City of Gadsden’s Civil Service Board on December 2.

Rawls is a local businessman and has been very active in the community. He is currently a salesman at Ronnie Watkins Ford. Rawls is a Reserve Deputy at the Etowah County Sheriff’s Department and serves on both the Gadsden Airport Authority and the Gadsden Commercial Development Boards.

Rawls appointment fills the unexpired term of Billy Billingsley, who was elected to the Gadsden City Council on October 7.

The Gadsden Civil Service Board was created in 1951 by the legislature and oversees Gadsden’s police and fire departments. The Civil Service Board’s responsibility is to hire and fire the chiefs and personnel and disperse discipline in each department.

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