Cummings appointed Woods County Sheriff

Woods County Sheriff Rudy Briggs Jr. is retiring effective June 30. Two candidates have filed for the position, but the outcome of that race won’t be determined until the Nov. 5 election since Keith Dale filed as an Independent and Randy McCullough filed as a Republican.

The Woods County Commissioners voted Monday to temporarily appoint Deputy David Cummings as sheriff to fill the vacancy until after the election. Cummings will be given an increase in pay of $300 per month while he takes on the new duties.

Chairman Randy McMurphy opened the meeting with Commissioner John Smiley and District 1...


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