Etowah County Terminates a Contract
The Etowah County Commission voted today in favor of terminating its contract with Chief Administrative Officer Patrick Simms. Simms has been on paid administrative leave since February when accusations surfaced that he sexually assaulted a child in Chambers County. He turned himself in to the Chambers County jail on February 19 and was released on bond. Last month, Simms waived a preliminary hearing and his case was given to a grand jury to decide if he'll stand trial.