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Supreme Court reinstates wrongful termination lawsuit

SHELBY — The U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by two Shelby, Mississippi, police officers who said they were fired for refusing to ignore an alderman’s criminal activity. The ruling overturned a decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, which sided with the town of Shelby against Officers Tracey L. Johnson ...

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Ex-baliff wants pay or her job back after termination

TUPELO — A former Tupelo municipal court bailiff wants five years of future pay or to return to her job. Last week, a federal court jury awarded Latisha Mitchell $65,000 in damages against the city for discrimination. The jury found the city had mishandled her employment after she was injured on the job and later terminated her because she filed ...

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Diamondhead leaders vote to terminate city manager

Mississippi’s newest city has decided to part ways with its manager. Diamondhead’s city council has voted to dismiss city manager Richard Rose. Rose has until tomorrow to request an appeal and public hearing or his termination will be final, officials said. If Rose were to request a hearing, a final determination on his employment status will be made then, officials ...

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After appeal, board terminates school principal

TUPELO — The Lee County School Board has voted to terminate former Belden Center principal Ralph Green. Green, who was fired by superintendent Jimmy Weeks in September, had appealed the decision to the school board. He had a closed personnel hearing during the fall. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the board discussed his appeal during a closed session last ...

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Chamber director fired; board mum on reason

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 telephone interview yesterday with The ...

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Mall tenants get termination notice; city working on relocation

GAUTIER — Tenants at Singing River Mall are scrambling for a new place to setup shop. The city of Gautier officials has sent out lease termination notices were sent out this week telling businesses they have to move out soon. One of those tenants is Phillip Henderson, who manages MaCnarb Gaming. The business hasn’t been at Singing River Mall quite ...

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Aldermen override mayor's veto, vote again to fire city administrator

STARKVILLE — The Starkville Board of Aldermen has reaffirmed its decision to fire city administrator Lynn Spruill. The Starkville Daily News reports the board voted 5-2 yesterday to override Mayor Parker Wiseman’s veto of its early decision. Aldermen declined to answer questions from the audience gathered yesterday’s on why the majority decided to fire Spruill, who was paid $61,169 a ...

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Judge dismisses former superintendent's lawsuit

COLUMBUS — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against the Columbus Municipal School District by former superintendent Martha Liddell. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Chancery Judge Kenneth Burns ruled to dismiss the case Friday after a telephone conference with lawyers for both parties. Documents filed with the curt say Burns moved to dismiss the lawsuit, in part, because the ...

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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 an appeal by the town ...

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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 director and city clerk for ...

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