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Richland rec chief fired after 7 months

Mar 15, 2010 10:31:00 PM - thestate.com
The Richland County Recreation Commission fired executive director Brian DeVost on Monday night, only seven months after they hired him.

The commission voted 4-2 to terminate DeVost's employment immediately, with commissioners Barbara Mickens, Charles Epps and Weston Furgess joining chairwoman J. Marie Green in the majority.

Commissioners George Martin and Wilbert Lewis voted against the proposal. Commissioner Todd Weiss was absent. Green said simply that DeVost, who came to Richland County from Virginia Beach, Va., wasn't "a good fit" for the recreation agency.

She said the management duties likely will be split among two of the five division heads while the commission conducts another search.

- Joey Holleman