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Fulton mayor apologizes for weekend fight

The mayor of Fulton apologized to the Board of Aldermen on Thursday in a special called meeting about a Saturday bar fight.

Posted: Jun 13, 2019 11:06 PM
Updated: Jun 14, 2019 9:31 AM

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the fulton board of aldermen in fulton are restricting when the mayor can use his city issued vehicle. this... after he was caught on camera fighting a itawamba county sheriffs deputy over the weekend.. wtvas evan hensley was at the special called meeting and joins us live with how it went.... mayor barry childers came before the alderman ad dozens of city residents to apologize about what happened at a local bar over the weekend... barry childers - fulton mayor "i want to sincerly apologize for my actions. it has never been okay to solve grievances in this way. i have great remorse for my behavior."mayor barry childers says that what happened on on saturday night was a mistake... childers was caught on camera fighting fighting itawamba county deputy andy graham... "this puts me in the dishonorable position as mayor. this position is special and comes with personal responsibility. and it comes with integrity and honor at all times." but at the special meeting tonight... alderman put resritctions on childers city issue car... childers can no longer use the vehicle in a personal matter... which alderman say he did the night of the fight... he can only use it between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm on weekedays and for conventions... childers just hopes the community will forgive him... "i do sincerly apologize for my actions. i want to say that i'm human and i made a mistake. i apologize." the alderman said that rhey wanted to make a point with this decision so that the city and community can get over it. reporting in fulton eh wtva 9 news at
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