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Court rules against Greenwood councilwoman; must give up office

politicsGREENWOOD — The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled Greenwood City Councilwoman Dorothy Glenn must give up her office.

The Supreme Court sided yesterday with a tribunal that ruled Glenn did not live in Ward 5 when she ran for office in 2013.

However, the Supreme Court overturned an order of a special election in the ward, saying only the governor can schedule such an election.

Glenn, who defeated Andrew Powell in the Democratic primary, was declared the winner of the general election on June 4, 2013.

A tribunal ruled on June 28, 2013, that Glenn did not live in Ward 5. The tribunal voided Glenn’s victory and ordered a runoff between Powell and Norman Smith, who finished third in the Democratic primary.

Glenn appealed the ruling and remained in office.

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