Mantachie board replaces police department

By Adam Armour/The Itawamba County Times

Mantachie’s new board of aldermen wasted no time in making several big changes during Tuesday night’s lengthy meeting.

Arguably the biggest decision made was not to rehire police chief Terry Jones or any of the three officers under his command. The vote followed an hour-and-a-half executive session, in which the board members discussed several personnel changes. The board appointed several temporary replacement officers until a new police force can be hired.

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