Three Gautier Workers Resign In One Month - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Three Gautier Workers Resign In One Month

Mickey Spanier and Mickey Burnett have enjoyed calling Gautier home.

"Everything was easy to get to," Burnett said.  

"I like the atmosphere in Gautier at the time," Spanier said.

But they say that the atmosphere is disappearing, just as a number of city employees are disappearing from City Hall.

Last week, the City Council fired longtime City Clerk Pearl Mercer Saying she was no longer fit to handle the job.

That left some citizens wondering about the goings on at City Hall.

" The firing of Pearl Mercer has angered so many people and it has fired up so enough citizens," Spanier said.

Even though the council later asked Mercer to come back, two others in her office have now resigned, Deputy Clerk Kathy Burlison and employee Shirley Robinson.

Community Service Director George Carbo is also leaving.

"This is the most controversial city I have ever lived," Burnett said. 

"This city in crisis, this city has been in crisis,and steadily getting worse," Spanier said.

 And while many residents believe three resignations in one month equals trouble for the city of Gautier, Councilman Jeff Wilkinson says the city will be just fine.

"Those are three and that is out of 180, and so we will still function, everything will go on just three people chose not to work here any more," Councilman At Large Jeff Wilkinson said.

Wilkinson hopes people don't lose confidence in city and its leaders.

"We are going to have bumps in the road, we have bumps in the road. If we want to have Gautier a better place, that involves change."

And change, while sometimes painful, can be for the better.

That thought has Lieutenant Marshall Robinson with the Gautier Fire Department looking toward the future.

"Gautier has no where to go but up. I think we are a great community on the coast, we have a lot of potential. "

By Patrice Clark

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Biloxi community market continues to thrive

    Biloxi community market continues to thrive

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:29:34 GMT
    The farmers market is now known as the community market, but it's in the same location under the I-110 bridge. (Photo source: WLOX)The farmers market is now known as the community market, but it's in the same location under the I-110 bridge. (Photo source: WLOX)

    The name may have changed, but the goal remains the same. Bring people into downtown Biloxi for fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as a good time.

    More >>

    The name may have changed, but the goal remains the same. Bring people into downtown Biloxi for fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as a good time.

    More >>
  • Three more arrested in Ocean Springs armed robbery case

    Three more arrested in Ocean Springs armed robbery case

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:38 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:38:46 GMT
    Nicholas Jvante Brothern (Photo source: Ocean Springs Police Department)Nicholas Jvante Brothern (Photo source: Ocean Springs Police Department)

    Police have one person in custody followed an alleged armed robbery in Ocean Springs Wednesday evening.

    More >>

    Ocean Springs police say three more people reportedly linked to a Walmart armed robbery are in custody. One suspect is a 16-year-old. The others are 18-year-old Albert Morgan III and 20-year-old Gary Desean Perkins. Police charged the trio with armed robbery. Investigators say they were in the get away vehicle Wednesday when Nicholas Jvante Brothern reportedly jumped in and took off.

    More >>
  • Summer heat cranks up, practice heat safety

    Summer heat cranks up, practice heat safety

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:28:13 GMT
    It's a hot one today. High temperatures will be in the mid 90s with heat index up to around 108 degrees.It's a hot one today. High temperatures will be in the mid 90s with heat index up to around 108 degrees.

    A hot weather pattern is setting up for the rest of the work week. High temperatures will be in the low to mid 90s with heat index up to around 108 degrees.

    More >>

    A hot weather pattern is setting up for the rest of the work week. High temperatures will be in the low to mid 90s with heat index up to around 108 degrees.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly