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Feud between Parkin mayor and city council continues at Tuesday night meeting

Another special meeting was called for the Parkin City Council Tuesday, but Mayor Willie Patterson said he didn't know what they planned to discuss.

The mayor filed an injunction against the city council members at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday night.

That came after the council fired several city employees and voted to remove the mayor from the city bank accounts.

Mayor Patterson said he is tired of going back and forth with the council, so decided to take the legal action.

Cross County Judge Donnie Sanders attended the meeting Tuesday night.

Two of the council members were absent.

Mayor Patterson began by reading the city ordinance concerning special meetings.

He then said the council did not follow those ordinances and adjourned the meeting, but the council continued to file a motion to hire a city attorney. 

Patterson said he was not given an agenda beforehand and had no idea what the meeting was about.

The council passed the motion, but Mayor Patterson said he plans to veto it.

Members of the city council said the meeting was all about hiring a city attorney because the position was not filled. 

They currently have no city attorney and said they would have to represent themselves when they go to court Thursday.

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