SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. -

There's more controversy surrounding the Sullivan County Highway Department.

We've learned 5 p.m. Tuesday was the deadline for interim manager Bobby Manning to get a bond, which is insurance that protects the county from Manning's actions on the job. Sullivan County Attorney Daniel Steet told News 5 Manning does not currently have a bond.

Street says Manning has been turned down at least three times, but did not explain why. If he doesn't get bond, his time in office could be ruled ineffective.

We'll have more on what this means for the county and the seven workers who were fired last week to save money coming up online and tonight on News 5 WCYB.