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City hires building inspector


Eddie Parsley, who will retire from the Pine Bluff Fire Department on March 1 after 25-years, has been hired as White Hall’s city inspector/code enforcement officer, Mayor Noel Foster announced.
Parsley will work part-time until March 1, and then assume the duties full-time, Foster said. The White Hall City Council adopted an ordinance this past year upgrading the building code and what constitutes a nuisance involving property.
“Eddie will be able to address those code and nuisance problems that have been assigned to our police officers in the past,” Foster said. “His extensive experience will be an asset to White Hall.”
Parsley, who has served as a volunteer training officer for the White Hall Volunteer Fire Department, has been named deputy chief of the volunteer department, said Fire Chief Sandy Castleberry.
Citing Parsley’s experience as a firefighter, Castleberry said Parsley will be able to respond to fire alarms during weekdays when many of the volunteers are working at their jobs.
In addition, Castleberry added, Parsley will “be handling a great deal of our department’s business.”
Parsley’s office will be at City Hall.