The City of Summerville Tuesday night in a called meeting unanimously approved the hiring of a probation officer. City Manager Russell Thompson spoke with am 1180 on the measure. Thompson said the city was approached by State Court Judge Sam Finster. A private company has been used to provide those services. Chattooga County Commissioner Jason Winters attended Tuesday night’s Summerville City Council called meeting and said that the county will provide a vehicle for the probation officer. Commissioner Winters said that he supported the idea because it made good financial sense to hire the probation officer.