Barrow County’s newly hired chief of emergency services is out. And for the second time this year, the search for a new chief is on.
Following an hour-long closed session Tuesday night, the Barrow County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to terminate the employment of Donald Towne due to an unresolved criminal allegation in South Georgia.
The board also decided to start a new search for a permanent chief, opting not to go with the candidate who ranked third in the earlier search. That candidate is a female fire captain who has worked for the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department for 16 years and holds four college degrees.