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County officials get raises
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County Executive John Pelham will be receiving a raise during the 2013-14 year as mandated by the state. Pelham will see a $3,460 increase on his salary bringing his yearly pay to $78,508.Pelham is not the only county official receiving a 4.61 percent salary increase. According to state law, General Sessions Judge Bill Locke, Road Superintendent Levie Glenn, Sheriff Jackie Matheny, Trustee Darlene Bryant, Circuit Court Clerk Bernie Morris, County Clerk Lesa Scott, Register of Deeds Terry Smith, Assessor of Property Beth Martin and Administrator of Elections Donna Smith will all receive a 4.61 percent pay raise as well.The salaries of these officials effective July 1 are:• Road superintendent and sheriff – $74,770 each• Trustee, circuit court clerk, county clerk, register of deeds, assessor of property – $67,973 each• Administrator of elections – $61,175County director of finance Linda Hillis said the salary increases are based on the population of the county in which the officials serve.The general sessions judge received a salary of $145,403 last year.