Posts Tagged ‘fired’

Chamber director fired; board mum on reason

by Associated Press Published: November 14,2013

Tags: community development, Debbie King, fired, Giner Adams, Jeff Field, Southaven Chamber of Commerce, termination

SOUTHAVEN — Ginger Adams, the executive director of the Southaven Chamber of Commerce, has been fired. Jeff Field, the president of the Chamber board of directors, called the termination “a personnel decision the board of directors made.” Field said the board decided it was time to go in a different direction. Adams said in a […] [...]

Appeals panel rules against town in race discrimination case

COMO — A federal appeals panel has upheld the award of $50,000 to former Como police chief Cleve Gale for “emotional distress” after his 2008 firing from the chief’s job. A federal jury ruled for Gale in 2012. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the verdict June 13, denying […] [...]

County administrator fired; action was not on agenda

CANTON — The Madison County Board of Supervisors has fired county administrator David Overby. In an unexpected move that was not included on yesterday’s agenda, the board voted 3-2 to terminate Overby, who was hired by the board when the members took office in January 2012. Overby, a certified public accountant, formerly worked as finance […] [...]

State agency continues to lose top executives

BILOXI — Another top official at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has announced he’s leaving. The Sun Herald reports Danny Guice, who had been interim director of the agency after DMR executive director Bill Walker was fired in January, announced to the staff last week he would be retiring, effective June 30. The agency […] [...]

Commission to discuss finding new agency director

by Associated Press Published: February 5,2013

Tags: executive director, fired, investigation, managment, marine, search, state agency, terminated

BILOXI — The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources is scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss the search for a new agency director. The commission fired Bill Walker Jan. 15 as executive director of the Department of Marine Resources. Walker, who was appointed head of the MDMR in 2002 by Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, has come under […] [...]

Fired agency director denies wrongdoing

by Associated Press Published: February 4,2013

Tags: attorney, executive director, fired, law, law firm, legal, state agency, terminate, termination

BILOXI — A Jackson law firm is representing the fired executive director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, and says he has not done anything wrong. State and federal investigators are looking at spending under Bill Walker, of Ocean Springs, who was fired Jan. 15. The state Commission on Marine Resources said the dismissal […] [...]

Clerks fires four deputies; fifth leaves with others

by Associated Press Published: September 13,2012

Tags: bench, chancery, clerk, county, court, deputy clerk, fired, firing, judge, judicial, judiciary, quit, terminated

PONTOTOC — Pontotoc County Chancery Court Clerk Gary Moorman has fired four of the five deputy clerks that work directly under him. Moorman tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the four deputies clerks were told Monday to clear their desks. He says a fifth clerk walked out with the others. Moorman did not discuss why […] [...]

Court upholds firing of forester who opposed state logging plan

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld the firing of a Franklin County forester who opposed a logging plan pushed by the state. The decision overturned a 2010 order by Franklin County judge who found the Mississippi Forestry Commission’s firing of Stephen Oglesby was wrong. According to court records, Oglesby was at […] [...]

Coast city fires manager; no reason given

by Associated Press Published: October 6,2011

Tags: city manager, fired, municipal government, termination

GAUTIER — The Gautier City Council has fired City Manager Sidney Runnels. Mayor Tommy Fortenberry would not give a reason for Runnels’ dismissal. The action came during a closed-door meeting of the council Tuesday. Fortenberry says the city will begin its search for a new manager immediately. He says city attorney Robert Ramsey will take […] [...]

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