mostlycloudy
Saturday May 30th, 2015 12:40PM

Fullington returned to active duty, named interim chief

By Derreck Booth Anchor/reporter
WINDER - A major in the Winder Police Department was returned to full active duty Monday and named interim chief following an investigation into testing irregularities in the department.

Major Jim Fullington had been on paid administrative leave along with the department's former chief, Dennis Dorsey, and a Lt., Frank Farr, since early November when the city launched an investigation into the testing allegations.

"My review of all the information concerning the improper testing procedures led me to the conclusion that Major Fullington acted properly in response to the information he received," Mayor David Maynard said in an email statement.

Maynard said the investigation is closed.

Lt. Rob Curott had served as acting chief during the leave period.

With Fullington at the helm, Maynard said the city will immediately start the process to hire a permanent chief.

"Major Fullington understands the process that the city went through and appreciates the support of the administration. He pledges his full dedication to move the department forward during this interim period," Maynard said.

Dorsey and Farr tendered their resignations last Tuesday according to city administrator Donald Toms.

Two other officers, Joey Lovinggood and Sgt. Randy Michael, were terminated Friday for not meeting essential duties of the job according to Toms.
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 1 year ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Suwanee looking for new Planning Division Director
The city of Suwanee is looking for a new Planning Division Director after the departure of Matt Dickison.
By Brian Stewart
12:30PM ( 10 minutes ago )
State first-time UI claims at lowest level since 2000
The number of initial claims for unemployment insurance in April in Georgia hit the lowest level since June 2000, with Gainesville among the places leading the way.
By AccessWDUN Staff
11:30AM ( 1 hour ago )
Gainesville Councilwoman Bruner will run for re-election
Gainesville City Councilwoman Ruth Bruner confirmed Saturday that she will run for re-election to her Ward 5 post.
10:16AM ( 2 hours ago )
Pedestrian who allegedly caused Sardis Rd. wreck identified
The pedestrian who allegedly caused a wreck on Sardis Road near Gainesville Thursday that left five people injured has been identified.
8:47AM ( 3 hours ago )
AP source: Hastert paid to keep old sex abuse claims secret
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said.
8:13AM ( 4 hours ago )