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County attorney: 'Busy' inadequate word for workload


February 28, 2017

Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

Hill County Attorney Jessica Cole-Hodgkinson gestures while talking in her office in the Hill County Courthouse.

Hill County Attorney Jessica Cole-Hodgkinson took over her new duties Nov. 25, and she says the word busy is inadequate when it comes to describing her workload during the last three months.

"To say that we are busy is like saying the Titanic sprang a bit of a leak," she said Friday.

Before she came onboard, two deputy attorneys left for other law jobs in August under former County Attorney Gina Dahl. Since then, one replacement was hired in October, but the other position wasn't filled until last week.

While excited to get a second deputy attorney, Cole-Hodginkinson said, she's not sati...

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