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Greensburg mayor officially steps down after WBRZ report

7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago June 02, 2016 Jun 2, 2016 Thursday, June 02 2016 June 02, 2016 11:29 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

GREENSBURG – The longtime Mayor in the Town of Greensburg stepped down after a WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit report last month.

Burke Jones officially stepped down as Greensburg Mayor at midnight Wednesday. In May, the Investigative Unit uncovered that Jones has been living in a completely different parish than the town he represents.

A town ordinance requires that “the Mayor of the Town of Greensburg shall continue to be legally domiciled in and shall actually reside within the Town of Greensburg.”

According to council member elect Joe Ellen Carruth, Mayor Pro-Tem Willie Hurst took over as the town’s mayor Thursday. A council meeting is scheduled on June 14 to appoint a permanent replacement.

If Hurst is appointed as mayor, he will have to step down from the town council. The town council will then have to appoint his replacement.

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