Harris Fired by MUW

Meridian's Ward 5 city councilman, John Harris, has been fired from his new job as head of campus security at Mississippi University for Women.

Officials with MUW confirmed to Newscenter 11 Friday afternoon that Harris was terminated from the job he began in April.

Harris was running for re-election for the Ward 5 seat, despite a PEER Committee opinion that said he must live in Columbus with his new job.

Thursday night at a candidates' forum in Meridian, Harris refused to comment on how or if he planned to do both jobs.

In a news release late Friday, Harris said he had planned to resign from MUW but did not want to flood the media with this news while the community was mourning the death of Charles Young.


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  • by the people? on May 6, 2009 at 11:16 PM
    i dont think you are speaking for the people,people. you are speaking fpr yourself.we know the truth about mr harris.are you saying that those that pick up trash are below you? there is dignity in any job.there are honest trash pickers.i would pick up trash if it was an honest living sir. and why are you so angry?no name calling now.lost?ok god.
  • by THE PEOPLE on May 5, 2009 at 06:32 PM
    NITA, NO ENEMIES, ONLY THE TRUTH! BUT IT WOULD BE WISE FOR HARRIS TO START HAVING SOME FAITH..WHICH ON THE OTHER I BELIEVE HE LOST SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY..
  • by Nita Location: ward 5 on May 5, 2009 at 05:59 PM
    Chief Harris keep the faith, God has your back. Do not back down to the enemy!
  • by THE PEOPLE on May 5, 2009 at 05:14 PM
    I FOR 1 THINK THAT JOHN HIMSELF IS THE ONLY ONE POSTING THESE "SWEET, INNOCENT, AND DON'T SLANDER HIS NAME," POST, BECAUSE WHO CARES BUT HIM, IF HIS NAME IS SLANDERED!? ON TOP OF THAT HIS SIDE KICK CHARLOTTE MAY BE BEHIND THIS AS WELL. AND UNLIKE ANYONE ELSE, I AGREE WITH ROB! HE IS SURELY RIGHT. WHAT IS HARRIS SUPPOSE TO BE SUPER MAN? HOW CAN HE WORK FULL TIME AT A SCHOOL IN COLUMBUS, WHILE ALSO WORKING FULL TIME AS ONE OF OUR COUNCILMEN. NO! IT CAN'T WORK! AND JANE,YOU ROCK! Y? BECAUSE YOU ARE SO RIGHT!? AND JANE TWO?(OR SHOULD I SAY JOHN, OR CHAROLETTE) WHY WOULD HIS EX-WIFE OR HER LAWYER STOOP TO THIS LEVEL....? MAKES NO SENSE, PEOPLE DO HAVE BETTER THINGS TO DO I'M SURE, THAN TO PLAY WITH YOU GUYS! JOHN GOT WHAT HE DESERVED AND PERSONALLY I WOULD LIKE TO TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME SO THEY COULD FIRE HIM AGAIN, AND I COULD BE RIGHT THERE AND SEE HIS FACIAL EXPRESSION. THAT'S HOW THE COOKIE CRUMBLES! NOW JOHN, AS STATED BY JANE, GO GET ON YOUR GARBAGE TRUCK, I SAT MY TRASH OUT FOR U
  • by Moderator on May 2, 2009 at 02:28 PM
    Rob, how do you know Harris lied? Has MUW showed us anything in writing stating that Harris agreed to move to Columbus? No they have not.Get your facts correct.
  • by rob on May 2, 2009 at 02:22 PM
    sounds like you know the entire story rob. share with us the details,facts and truthful documents of your statement in public. we all would like to know. but, if you dont have that, then i think your statement is slander against mr. harris or at the lest gossip.
  • by Juvante Location: Columbus on May 2, 2009 at 01:30 PM
    John, it was an honor to work for you at the MUW PD in Columbus for the short period of time you were here. You're in my prayers and please know that this minor setback you've suffered is only a setup for something much greater!
  • by Rob on May 2, 2009 at 11:20 AM
    Why did Harris lie to MUW when he accepted the job offer and agreed to move to Columbus.
  • by Christian Location: meridian on May 2, 2009 at 08:55 AM
    How many of you that are posting all of these hate comments are christians? If you say you love God you are a liar and the truth is not in you! John Harris ia good man.God has his back.
  • by Anonymous on May 1, 2009 at 10:33 PM
    ok, let me in on this.can i use someones mask.or better yet let me use one of your knives. dont bother ill try to pull one from mr back. what a wonderful day in the neighborhood. who is he running against?
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