O.S. Council Meets in Executive Session to Discuss Termination of Police Chief

The Oliver Springs Town Council met Thursday night (April 1st) with only one item on their agenda and that was to go into executive session with their Attorney Tom McFarland to discuss the termination of now former Police Chief Kenneth Morgan. Morgan was fired last Thursday by Mayor Omer Cox, and acccording to McFarland, has sent a letter to the city disputing the claims as to why he was fired, and wants a hearing before the council. When the council came out of executive session, Mayor Cox told members of the audience what they discussed and said he needed a motion to set up a time for the hearing. A motion was made by member Stiltner and seconded by member Denton. The motion was passed by all members present as 2 members were not in attendance that being Jeff Bass and Robert Miller. The date to hear Morgan’s appeal is set for April 22nd at 7pm a Town Hall. The meeting will be open to the public. Morgan was dismissed for allegations of misconduct, insubordination and falsifying records, citing an alleged sexual relationship with a subordinate. He had served as chief for nearly 20 years.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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