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No action taken after personnel meeting by Claxton City Council

Gayle Durrence Gayle Durrence
CLAXTON, GA (WTOC) -

Tuesday evening, the Claxton City Council gathered to possibly fire its longtime city administrator. But didn't.

Council members called the special meeting to discuss personnel. The city recently got early results of an independent audit, criticizing some financial practices overseen by administrator Gayle Durrence.

Durrence did not sit in her normal seat as the executive session began. And when they came out, they adjourned without taking action against anyone.

Claxton's mayor told us firing was not the answer.

"We're not trying to put the blame on any one person. We realize we need to be assuming some of the blame ourselves, said Claxton Mayor Terry Branch.

Durrence has served as either city clerk or administrator for more than 40 years. She's expected to be at work on Wednesday.

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