10:11 AM. Thank You Houston County Corrections Officers and Certified CorporalsRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Nov 28 2023 10:10 AM
HOUSTON COUNTY: 09:50 AM THANK YOU to the men and women who serve as Corrections Officers for the Houston County Jail.
THANK YOU to the men and women who serve in Houston County Sheriff Department as a certified law enforcement with the rank of Corporal.
Without your UNWILLING sacrifices of pay to take care of your family, spouse and children, the Sergeant/Commissioner D3 Ricky Herring, Captain/Commissioner D4 James Ivey, D1 Pastor/Commissioner Curtis Harvey, D2 Whatever/Commissioner Tracy Adams, Chairman Brandon Shoupe would not be able to make themselves look good.
In keeping with the buzz words of the Houston County Commission of Transparent and Accountable, no one knew the commissioner allocated themselves $ 2,500.00 of "discretionary" money. In fact allocated the money and the commissioners have apparently opened up a personal Commissioner Account so they could get some photo opportunity of saying "look at me and what I am doing".
According to D3 Sergeant/Deacon/Commissioner Ricky Herring, for the first time "we designated each Commissioner and the Chairman with $ 2500.00 of discretionary money. The money has to be used for community involvement and according to the law".
Herring goes on to write on Facebook " I chose, as your Commissioner for District 3, to give the allocated $ 2500.00 for my District to the Volunteer Fire Departments. They have a selfless mind set as they are true servants. With no pay, they do what they do because they care".
With that D3 Sergeant/Deacon/Commissioner Ricky Herring presented blown up checks to five volunteer fire departments, Madrid - Southern Junction - Hodgesville - Rehobeth and Taylor. This presentation was done at the Houston County Commission.
I am also told the Houston County Commission spent around $ 500,000.00 for something. All the agenda reads is some seed money for Industrial Development. Unlike Dothan City Commission which provides documentation with each agenda item ( transparent and accountable ), the Houston County Commission provides a one page agenda without any documentation. Yet the Houston County Commission brags they are "transparent and accountable" yet refuse to provide documentation with agenda items.
THANKS TO Houston County Jail Staff for not getting a raise and Houston County Sheriff Certified Corporals for not getting a raise to your Sergeant and Captain could get a raise and look good in front of the camera.
NOTE: The check heading reads " Ricky Herring, Houston County Commissioner District 3" written on Money Bank. The checks were not as official Houston County Checks. So apparently the members of the Houston County Commission allocated the money into accounts controlled solely by each commissioner and not maintained in the accouting division of Houston County.
The Houston County Jail Capacity is 378. Today they have 434 inmates, which is 56 inmates over capacity.