84.7 F
Latest NewsStella Macabee school board appointee: "I am ready to...

Stella Macabee school board appointee: “I am ready to work. I am ready to serve”


Ms. Stella Macabee appeared before the city council today to assure officials she is ready to take on the job of Hattiesburg city school board trustee. Council members had a chance to meet with Ms. Macabee in the week prior, and it appears she will gain unanimous support from the council. Macabee assured the council she is up to the task, and there appeared an abundance of confidence on her behalf. The Hattiesburg Patriot had an opportunity to speak with Ms. Macabee after the meeting. When asked if she would work with elected officials in the future on budget requests she nodded and confirmed that she would be willing.

Mr. Fred Burns and Eleanor Harris were not reappointed in the spring for a lack of majority, as required by Robert’s Rules of Order. Council voted 2-2 of their reappointment vote. Councilman Dave Ware was not present for the Burns /Harris vote. It is speculated that Ware will run for mayor, and that he was out of town to avoid the controversial vote.  Following the vote Forrest county NAACP president Clarence McGee, Rev. Charles Bartley, and Glenda Funchess of the Mississippi Center for Legal Services pulled the race card, accusing white council members of having a “plantation mentality”. Ms. Stella Macabee is African-American.

[FMP width=”500″ height=”281″]/wp-content/Video/Edited-Council-Video/08/stella_macabee.240p.flv[/FMP]

UPDATE! Councilman Kim Bradley Hattiesburg and NAACP President Clarence McGee were caught celebrating Mrs. Macabee’s most certain, unanimous appointment.

Latest news

Marshall Ramsey: Job Creators

Putting investigators to work. The post Marshall Ramsey: Job Creators appeared first on Mississippi Today.

Mississippi Stories: Scott Albert Johnson

“There are harmonica players and then there is Scott Albert Johnson… One of the best harp players in the...

Redistricting gives Republicans chance to increase legislative super majorities

Republicans have a reasonable chance of increasing their much ballyhooed super majorities, at least in the Mississippi House, in...

‘I want to assure you’: Letters from IHL commissioner shed light on controversial tenure changes

A pair of letters sent earlier this month by the Institutions of Higher Learning commissioner shed light on the...

Bobby Cleveland’s greatest wish: Rename the Ross Barnett Reservoir

No one did more for or deeply loved the Ross Barnett Reservoir than Bobby Cleveland. But those who knew Bobby...

Marshall Ramsey: Eddie Maloney

I was shocked to hear Eddie Maloney had passed away. He, like his brothers Con and Johnny, have done...

Must read

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you