Roy Roberts to Retire

A Houston County employee whose helped the commission make decisions will be hanging up his hat.

County Administrator Roy Roberts has held his position for 12-years.

Roberts, who carries out the policies of the commission and develops and manages the county budget, announced last week he's retiring.

He says he wants to spend more time with his family and is leaving proud of his accomplishments.

“We've had a good long run when I came with the county we had a small reserve of less than 750 thousand dollars which wouldn't carry the county for a month and now, we're over 8 million dollars,” said Roberts.

Roberts won't be retiring until next January.

However, during the county commission meeting set for February 5th, officials will develop a plan to find his replacement.