By Jamie Gardner
The Appling Hospital Authority met for a called meeting on Thursday, December 8. Following a closed-door session, for the purpose of discussing personnel, authority members voted to layoff approximately 35 employees. The motion to make staffing adjustments was made by Jesse Alderman, and seconded by James Twiggs. Chairperson Peggy Miles called for a vote and authority members Alderman, Twiggs, Jeffrey Simmons, Lisa Courson and Donnie Head voted unanimously in favor of the motion.