Yarber’s airport board pick stirs controversy over race

Jackson city council members are at odds over Mayor Tony Yarber’s pick for the airport board, and at center of the controversy is the nominee’s race…

…”I have no problem with someone being white being placed on the board, but if he’s being placed on the board just because he’s white, then that is a problem,” said Willie Bell, former public works director

Yarber maintains that the appointment of James Stanley, a 30-year Air Force veteran, has nothing to do with race.

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2/23/16