Haywood’s assistant county manager resigns

In a statement issued by Haywood County moments ago, the resignation of Assistant County Manager Talmadge “Stoney” Blevins was announced.

No effective date was given for the resignation in the statement, which reads in full:

Interim Haywood County Manager, Joel Mashburn, announced that Haywood County Health and Human Services Director Talmadge “Stoney” Blevins is resigning to take a similar position in Buncombe County. Since 2014, Mr. Blevins directed the newly consolidated Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency to better serve all citizens of Haywood County.

On behalf of the Haywood County Board of Commissioners, “We thank Stoney for his service to the citizens of Haywood County for his guidance and leadership,” said Kirk Kirkpatrick, Chairman of the Haywood County Board of Commissioners. “His contributions to Haywood County will have a lasting impact for years to come.”

“I will leave behind many talented and dedicated colleagues; these men and women are true community heroes who make life better for the citizens they serve,” Mr. Blevins said.

Look for more on this developing story in The Smoky Mountain News in the coming days. 

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