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New Town Prosecutor Appointed

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Brock Campbell is new Wesson Court Prosecutor.

Mayor Alton Shaw presented Campbell's resume to the town's Board of Aldermen, who approved the hiring of the new Court Prosecutor at $500 per month at their July meeting. At the meeting, Aldermen also re-appointed.

  • Mayor Pro Tempore Billy Ellison

  • City Clerk/Court Clerk Angela Hester

  • Public Works Director Brad Turner

  • Police Chief Chad O’Quinn, who resigned at the August meeting and was replaced by Michael Stogner (see story elsewhere in this issue)

  • Municipal Judge and City Attorney Jeff Varas

In other actions in July in August, the Aldermen agreed to:

Send Wesson Police Officer Brandon Williams to attend a criminal investigation class from July to October;

Send Municipal Clerk Angela Hester to the September 22-24 Mississippi Court Clerks Association Conference at Philadelphia, Mississippi, for a comprehensive review of new state laws related to the service of Clerks;

Raise the pay of newly trained police officers from $11 per hour to $13 per hour and to increase pay to part-time Officer Arnett to $12 per hour from $11 per hour;

Install a stop sign on Church Street coming out of the municipal park to improve safety;

Study private alternatives pickup of garbage and limbs currently done by Waste Management under contract with Copiah County;

Forward the 2021-22 Town budget without a millage hike and tax increase to the September meeting for final review and approval.


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