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Lawsuit seeks to remove Gordon's mayor

Seven people in Gordon have filed a lawsuit aimed at removing the city's new mayor.

Mary Ann Whipple Lue took office in January. Since then, she's clashed with some council members and several city officials, who've filed discrimination complaints.

The seven filed the suit this week, including two council members, Terry Eady and Freddie Densley.

It claims:

--That she's held several illegal meetings with some city council members.

--That she illegally took the keys to personnel records from the city clerk and then some employees' personnel files went missing.

--And that she ordered the city clerk to approve a $10,000 check to pay for a city audit, even though council declined to fund the audit.

The lawsuit asks a judge to remove her from office for allegedly violating the city charter and state law.

The seven also want the judge to order Whipple Lue to pay their court costs, claiming she "has acted in bad faith, has been stubbornly litigious and has caused plaintiffs unnecessary trouble and expense."

Previously, in a letter to the community, Whipple Lue wrote that she's being criticized in Gordon because she's a black woman.

And Thursday morning, she told 13WMAZ that she feels like her name's been "dragged through the mud."

No hearing date has been set, according to the Wilkinson Superior Court clerk.


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