- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi State Attorney General’s office says Natchez appears to be on solid legal ground when it comes to changing the city clerk’s office from an elected to an appointed position.

The Natchez Democrat reports (https://bit.ly/ZVDHQb ) the board of aldermen moved to make the proposed change in August. Aldermen said at the time the change will allow the aldermen to require higher standards of the city clerk’s office.

Natchez City Attorney Hyde Carby says the governor’s office will have to approve the change before aldermen can have the change placed on the books.

Carby said he has no timeline on when the city might receive official word about the approval.

City Clerk Donnie Holloway has already said he did not have plans to run again in 2016.

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Information from: The Natchez Democrat, https://www.natchezdemocrat.com/


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