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Lucas Fire Chief Resigns

Russell County CourthouseAfter a special meeting of the Russell County Commissioners Tuesday morning, Lucas Fire Chief Richard Urban has resigned from his position.

Current Lucas Assistant Fire Chief Craig Langdon will assume the vacated position in two weeks when he is officially named chief by the Commissioners at their next regular meeting.

Russell County Rural Fire District Chiefs Ron Major of Dorrance, Mike Finkenbinder of Waldo and Don Boxberger of Russell Grant as well as Russell City Fire Chief Shane Preston also attended the special meeting. The Commissioners discussed radio issues with the Chiefs and recent problems with firefighter response after being paged out to fires.

A majority of the special meeting was held in executive session.

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