After 11 employees with the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department received letters from Sheriff Elect John Everett on Tuesday telling them they would not have jobs after the end of the year, some speculation was given to the fate of other county employees.

In today’s Summerville News, Commissioner Elect Jason Winters stated that his plans are to evaluate all county employees before making any such decisions.   Winters has been working closely with outgoing Commissioner Mike Dawson in the transition between the two county executives administrations.

Some of the county Sheriff’s Department employees that have been terminated have been with the department longer than the current Sheriff has been in office.  Reportedly there are 24 year veterans of the department that have been terminated.