Former Ragsdale Assistant Submits Resignation

Knoxville (WVLT) - Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale's former executive assistant Margie Loyd has submitted her resignation.

According to a spokesman for the Knox County Mayor’s Office, Loyd’s resignation is effective August 26th. Loyd will be on medical leave until then.

Earlier Wednesday morning, Loyd along with Human Resources Director Doctor Frances Fogerson, Mister Ragsdale and Compliance Coordinator Pat Carson met, at which time she was placed on medical leave for unspecified reasons.

Early this month Loyd was transferred from Mayor Ragsdale's office to the Community Services Division. The transfer came as officials began an investigation into alleged misuse of purchasing cards by county employees.

Loyd is the third senior staff member of the mayor’s office to resign amidst the investigation.

Senior Finance Director John Werner resigned on July 13th and Community Services Executive Assistant Requitta Bone resigned on July third.


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  • by Catherine Location: Knoxville on Jul 26, 2007 at 02:07 PM
    If my credit cards were "maxxed out" I wouldn't be booking a cruise, I'd be staying home -- and definitely not booking it on someone else's card!
  • by Chris Location: home on Jul 26, 2007 at 06:10 AM
    What a mess this is turning out to be. You can't do wrong and have it be right. Have people no concept of right and wrong in the carrying out of the duties they have in the work place? Surely there are rules they are told to abide by. Jan. 31 has taught us that. A ethics panel is definetly needed and much stricter oversight of employees of the public These rules and oversight should go from top to bottom. No picking and choosing who will be reprimanded and asked to resign or fired. If there are violations, they should be made public, after all the electors put them in their positions.

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