published Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Niota, Tenn., commissioner quits, cites threats

Niota's street commissioner has quit, saying in a letter he's been threatened in response to commission actions and he's had "nothing but trouble" from some of his detractors for two years.

The Daily Post-Athenian in Athens reported that the 800-resident McMinn County town's mayor read the resignation letter from Donald Youngs at a Monday night meeting.

The letter said Youngs' vehicle was vandalized in response to commission actions.

Youngs was appointed to a vacancy in 2009. He did not return a telephone message seeking comment Tuesday.

The town is seeking resumes to choose a successor.

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