Home » MBJ FEATURE » Hattiesburg mayor files for stay on appointees' order

Hattiesburg mayor files for stay on appointees' order

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree has asked the 12th Circuit Court to stay a ruling that required him to submit any remaining administrative candidates for approval, pending his appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court.

In response, The Hattiesburg American reports City Councilmen Carter Carroll and Kim Bradley have asked that a stay not be granted, and argued that the appeal to the Supreme Court is not appropriate because a final judgment has not been rendered.

The councilmen filed the complaint in November, asking that a writ of mandamus be issued to compel DuPree to bring forward nominees for department directors to the City Council for approval.

At that time, DuPree had submitted just six of 17 candidates for positions requiring council approval, with five approved by majority council vote.



… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Megan Wright

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *