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  • BOCC to hold special called meeting on school bond

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    The Board of County Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday, July 29 in the Historic Courtroom of the Haywood County Courthouse, located at 215 N. Main Street in Waynesville.The purpose of the meeting is to consider a request...
  • Courthouse grand opening set for Aug. 3

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    The public is invited to attend a Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony for the Historic Haywood County Courthouse at 5:30 p.m., Monday, August 3. The ceremony will be held on the front steps of the courthouse, located at 215 N. Main St. in Waynesville. ...
  • Human Resources Assistant (Full Time Temp/PT Permanent)

    Departments - HR Job Postings
    HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT (Full Time Temp/PT Permanent) The purpose of this position is to perform. intermediate technical and responsible administrative work involving a variety of assignments in the Human Resources, including but not limited to payroll ...
  • SOCIAL WORKER III- (FH-LICENSING/ADOPTION)

    Departments - HR Job Postings
    SALARY:  $37,505.44    GRADE: 69APPLY BY:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED                                                                       POSITION # 187-40-2124WILL CONSIDER WORK-AGAINST...
  • 9-1-1 TELECOMMUNICATOR

    Departments - HR Job Postings
    HAYWOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER TELECOMMUNICATOR General Description of Position: The purpose of this position is to dispatch emergency services in response to calls for assistance;  Responsible for answering emergency services phones, disp...
  • PT TEMP ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER (3 positions)

    Departments - HR Job Postings
    PART TIME TEMPORARY ANIMAL CONTROL ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER  General Description of Position The purpose of the position is to control animal populations and protect the public.  The position is responsible for enforcing laws, sheltering animals, dis...
  • County Commissioners Agenda for July 13

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    HAYWOOD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERSAGENDA FOR  July 13, 2009   The Board will meet in the COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ MEETING ROOM #3451of the HAYWOOD COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER at 285 N. Main Street, Waynesvillebeginning at 5:00 p.m.   Citizens must sign u...
  • Training on spit tobacco planned for dentists

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    Two trainings will be held in July and August to provide Haywood County dentists and staff members with information on the oral health risks associated with spit tobacco. The trainings will be held from 8 to 10 a.m., Friday, July 31 and Monday, August 10 ...
  • Holiday schedule

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    Most Haywood County government offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day.The county’s Solid Waste Department, the White Oak Landfill and 10 convenience centers will reopen on Saturday, July 4.For more information, cont...
  • Applicants sought for 3 boards

    About Haywood County Government - For Your Information
    The Haywood Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for the following boards: Haywood Community College, one vacancy, four-year term ending June 30th, 2013Tourism Development Authority Board, one vacancy for owner or operator of hotel(s), ...
  • Commissioners seek applicants for 3 boards

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    The Haywood Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for the following boards: Haywood Community College, one vacancy, four-year term ending June 30th, 2013Tourism Development Authority Board, one vacancy for owner or operator of hotel(s), ...
  • County offices back in historic courthouse

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    The Historic Haywood County Courthouse is again open for business.The historic courthouse, located at 215 N. Main Street in downtown Waynesville, is now the location for citizens with the following types of business with the county:Tax payments, includin...
  • Temporary part time 9-1-1 Telecommunicators

    Departments - HR Job Postings
    HAYWOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER TELECOMMUNICATOR General Description of Position: The purpose of the class is to dispatch emergency services in response to calls for assistance.  The class is responsible for answering emergency services phon...
  • Chemical clean-up continues; One I-40 lane remains closed

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    One westbound lane of I-40 in Haywood County will likely remain closed until late this evening as clean-up continues on chemicals that spilled from a tractor-trailer truck that overturned early this morning.Crews from an environmental clean-up company are...
  • Haywood child tests positive for H1N1

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    The Haywood County Health Department was notified late Friday afternoon of a positive H1N1 case in a Haywood County child.  This is the first positive H1N1 case in a Haywood County resident.  The child was at a camp in Henderson County when the child de...
  • OFFICE ASSISTANT III-LEGAL (Social Services)

    Departments - HR Job Postings
    HAYWOOD COUNTY        DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES      POSITION:  OFFICE ASSISTANT III-LEGAL                                                       SALARY:  $21,914.74    GRADE: 57APP...
  • Accounts Payable Manager

    Departments - HR Job Postings
    FINANCE DEPARTMENT ACCOUNTS PAYABLE MANAGER General Description of Position The position provides routine to complex technical accounting work in the process of accounts payable for all County departments and offices, as well as performing a variety of ...
  • Proposed 10-Year Solid Waste Plan

    About Haywood County Government - For Your Information
    A public hearing on Haywood County's proposed 10-Year Solid Waste Plan was held on Monday, June 15. Commissioners are expected to vote on the plan at their next regular meeting at 5 p.m., Monday July 13. For questions or comment, please contact the Haywoo...
  • June is Adopt A Cat Month

    Departments - Animal Control
    In honor of National Adopt A Cat Month, the Haywood County Animal Shelter will offer special adoption rates for cats and kittens in June.   Animal Control Director Jean Hazzard has been working with Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation to seek assistance ...
  • No new illnesses reported at Camp Daniel Boone

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    A new group of Boy Scouts arrived at Camp Daniel Boone on Saturday and Sunday, but none showed symptoms of the H1N1 virus, according to the Haywood County Health Department. In additional, all campers who experienced flu like symptoms last week left the c...