Gordon Mayor Whipple Lue In Court Fighting Removal From Office

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The Mayor of Gordon is in court this week as a party to a civil suit brought by two members of the Gordon City Council and several city residents.

The Trial is the latest event in a legal battle that has continued throughout Mayor Mary Ann Whipple Lou’s tenure.

Superior Court Judge Robert Reeves will decide whether or not Mary Ann Whipple Lou will remain the Mayor of Gordon.

Gordon City Councilmembers Terry Eady and Freddie Densley, along with five other plaintiffs are petitioning the Court for the mayor’s removal.

Plaintiffs allege that Whipple Lue violated Georgia’s Open Meetings Laws and misappropriated city funds.

This civil case marks the second time the group Concerned Citizens of Gordon, which includes the two Gordon City Council members, have sought Whipple Lue’s ouster in the courts.

Whipple Lue, who is Gordon’s first black mayor, contends that the charges are racially motivated.