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Jefferson Co. hires first female county attorney

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Carol Sue Nelson from Maynard, Cooper & Gale was chosen Thursday to be Jefferson County's lead attorney.  If she accepts the position, she would be the first woman to hold the job.

Nelson is the second person named to replace Jeff Sewell, who involuntarily retired last month after commissioners voted to terminate his employment.   Commissioners originally voted to hire Alabama Supreme Court Justice Mike Bolin, but he withdrew less than a week after being appointed.  He said feedback from his family weighed heavily on his decision.

Nelson is expected to start June 3rd.  She will make $224,000 annually.

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