Tupelo employee faces backlash over Facebook post

Tupelo employee faces backlash over Facebook post

Posted: Dec. 5, 2018 7:31 PM
Updated: Dec. 5, 2018 7:31 PM

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facing backlash after a facebook post regarding mayor jason shelton, not attending president trump's rally wtva's shante sumpter joins us live at city hall to explain. we have been able to confirm that mayor shelton sent an email to the council members about the post by the the community outreach director marcus gary, a post that's gotten quite a bit of attention. after his facebook post praising the mayor for quote standing up for what's right... future posts." wtva confirmed from several council members that monday an email was sent to the council by mayor jason shelton...in reference to a post from community outreach director marcus gary. that post appeared to support the mayor for not attending president trumps rally in tupelo. councilman buddy palmer confirmed the email stating that chief operations officer don lewis, the mayor, and councilwoman nettie davis met with gary about the post.. the northeast mississippi daily journal reported the email said that gary was counseled not to make inflammatory comments. you may wonder if tupelo city employees are under any sort of social media policy. the city says there is not one. but the newspaper reports gary told city officials he understands his personal facebook post can be seen as reflective of his city job and that he'll be more mindful of any future posts. coming up on wtva 9 news at 6. hear what people in the area are saying about this case. in tupelo ss wtva a booneville man is now behind
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