ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) -- After only two months on the job, Aberdeen Alderman Cloyd Garth Jr.'s position could be in jeopardy.
City leaders say someone called the Mississippi attorney general's office to inquire if Garth could serve in two branches of government.
This after Garth accepted a position to be the interim superintendent for the Hazlehurst School District in October.
Three Mississippi attorney general's opinions were sent to the Board of Aldermen who took up the issue at Tuesday night's meeting.
City leaders said those opinions state a person cannot serve in two branches of government.
Garth's interim superintendent's position is executive while his alderman's position is legislative.
The opinions also state the Board of Aldermen cannot pay Garth his monthly salary of $800 or the board would be in trouble with the state.
The city has requested its own advisory opinion from the attorney general's office.