Daily Journal: TUPELO — A white Lee County supervisor has criticized the existence of caucus groups formed by black elected officials.

During a Lee County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday morning, District 2 Supervisor Mike Smith vocally criticized and ultimately voted against a measure allowing the board’s lone black supervisor to receive reimbursement for travel to the Mississippi Association of Supervisors minority caucus education conference in April. Supervisors ultimately granted the request, with only Smith voting in dissent.

Tommie Lee Ivy represents county District 4 and annually attends the minority caucus.

Read the complete article by Caleb Bedillion of the Daily Journal here.


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