Jellico official's memo showed possible violation

JELLICO, Tenn. (AP) -- The Jellico city recorder has resigned in the wake of a leaked internal memo that might have indicated a Sunshine Law violation.

Jellico Mayor Les Stiers told The Knoxville News Sentinel Linda Douglas resigned her position on Tuesday. Douglas had worked for the Campbell County city of 2,500 residents for a decade.

Douglas sent a memo to Stiers about a simultaneous conversation she had with two aldermen on Nov. 8 as well as a phone conversation she had with another alderman later in the day. The memo said the conversations were about possible city budget cuts.

Stiers said he questioned the conversation with two aldermen as a possible violation, but said he had not admonished Douglas. The newspaper was unable to reach her for comment.

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