The new attorney for the City of Smithville is Vester Parsley, Jr.
The Smithville Mayor and Aldermen met in special session Tuesday night at city hall and the council voted 4 to 0 for Parsley.
Aldermen Tonya Sullivan, Willie Thomas, Jerry Hutchins Sr., and Steve White voted for Parsley. Alderman Cecil Burger was absent.
Parsley succeeds former city attorney John Pryor, who resigned as of December 31st.
In addition to Parsley, former city attorney Sarah Cripps was also interested in the position and submitted her resume for consideration.
Meanwhile, Jerry Hutchins, Jr., son of alderman Jerry Hutchins' Sr., was hired as an investigator for the Smithville Police Department, upon the recommendation of Police Chief Richard Jennings.
Two others had applied for the job, former Smithville Police Officer Marcus Caldwell and Danny Holmes of Baxter.Read the rest of this article