Residency concerns to be discussed at upcoming council meeting

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - There were some heated moments at Tuesday night's city council meeting in Meridian after a resident accused a council member of living outside of his ward.

During the citizen's comments portion of the meeting, resident Eddie Holt insisted that Ward 2 Councilman Tyrone Johnson now lives in Ward 1 and claimed to have proof.

The council later agreed for all five members and Mayor Percy Bland to prove residency at a special called meeting.

Johnson, who is also council president, said Holt's comments were an attempt to tarnish his character.

"Friday we're going to talk about the issues that Mr. Holt brought up," said Johnson. "Preferably we would rather it had been addressed today, but we wanted to make sure we got the procedures in tact so Friday we will be discussing the matter."

The special called meeting is expected to be held at 9 am Friday.