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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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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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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 is the focus of ongoing ...

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Commission to discuss finding new agency director

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 fire in recent months — ...

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Fired agency director denies wrongdoing

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 was with cause, but did ...

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Clerks fires four deputies; fifth leaves with others

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 the firings took place saying ...

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Coast city fires manager; no reason given

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 over Runnels’ job in the ...

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