Corinth seeks new city attorney as Davis steps down

CORINTH – City leaders have begun the process of recruiting and selecting a new attorney for Corinth after the resignation this week of William “Bill” Davis.
Davis has held the post since the newly-elected board of aldermen and mayor took office in November.
In his letter, addressed to Mayor Tommy Irwin and the Board of Aldermen, Davis said the heavy demand on the city attorney was greater than he anticipated.
Combined with his private practice he said the work volume was more than he could handle without one or the other job suffering.
“It has effectively been a full-time position,” he wrote.
While Irwin said he has asked aldermen to recommend names of individuals they think would be suitable in the position, he said they will rely heavily on Davis and Municipal Judge John Ross for their advice.
“Judge Ross’ wisdom and knowledge as a lifelong resident of Corinth will be extremely helpful to us, and Bill has firsthand knowledge of the demands of the job.”
Davis will remain in the position until a new city attorney is appointed, but not past June 30. He hopes to have overlap time during which he can help the new appointee become acclimated to the work.
“I hope Bill will be able to clear up a lot of things the board has going, and it will really help the new person coming into the process,” Irwin said.

Contact Lena Mitchell at (662) 287-9822 or lena.mitchell@journalinc.com.

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