- Associated Press - Friday, July 24, 2015

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Former Yeager Airport executive director Rick Atkinson has been named city manager of South Charleston.

Media outlets report Atkinson began his new job on Wednesday, two days after he resigned after 16 years as the airport’s executive director.

In March a portion of the emergency over-run area at the end of the airport’s runway collapsed. Airport officials are suing companies involved with the over-run area’s design and construction.

Atkinson previously worked in several positions in South Charleston and also as Kanawha County’s parks director.

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