Scott vs Franks issues return to Lee court

TUPELO, Miss. (WTW) — A Lee County judge is weighing issues related to an ongoing dispute related to an affair between the former local school superintendent and wife of an ex-lawmaker.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports ( that Circuit Judge Henry Lackey on Thursday heard arguments from three sides about three cases, but the focus was on former superintendent Mike Scott’s 2010 complaint that Jamie Franks tried to pressure him out of elected office to avoid an alienation of affection lawsuit.

Scott admits an affair with Franks’ then-wife, Lisa, who worked with him at the school district. Scott lost his re-election bid in November.

Hattiesburg American