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Arkansas county officials uphold librarian firing

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YELLVILLE, AR (AP) - Marion County officials are standing behind a decision to fire a librarian accused of throwing booklets about the Freedom of Information Act at board members.

The Baxter Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/1qtPVH4 ) Thursday that quorum court members upheld the county library board's June termination of Anita Paulson.

Paulson says the board violated the law when it didn't provide proper public notice before a vote. Board members say Paulson threw booklets at board members, hitting one of them. They say Paulson was reprimanded for her personal conduct.

Paulson contests the board's claims.

She has filed a lawsuit against the library board and county judge. It seeks her reinstatement and reimbursement of wages and other benefits.

Information from: The Baxter Bulletin, http://www.baxterbulletin.com

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