Gould mayor names police, fire chiefs

GOULD — Mayor Earnest Nash Jr. has announced that the Lincoln County city’s new fire chief is Charles James and William Elamin has been appointed the new police chief.

“Our first priority is the safety and protection of the citizens,” Nash said in a statement. “These appointments are the first steps in restoring the community’s confidence in two of the most important services we provide, which is part of moving our community forward.

“I have high hopes and great confidence in the ability of the persons being appointed. Each of them has already proven their loyalty, dedication, allegiance and love for the citizens of Gould,” Nash added. “I ask the citizens to stand with our new fire and police chiefs.”