Hawkins County Commissioner Danny Alvis, right, made his case against the county mayor's secretary during an Ethics Committee hearing Monday morning. (Photo by Jeff Bobo)
ROGERSVILLE — A complaint filed against the Hawkins County mayor’s executive secretary by a county commissioner was dismissed following a hearing Monday morning by the Ethics Committee of the Hawkins County Commission.
Earlier this month, Commissioner Danny Alvis filed an ethics complaint against Martha Wallace for opening a letter with his name on it and not delivering the letter to him or notifying him of the letter.
Alvis, who is the county Beer Board chairman, stated in his complaint that a letter to him dated July 28, 2013 from the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Commission was delivered to the county mayor’s office.
Wallace opened the letter, which contained copies of the two liquor store permits issued to new stores in Rogersville.
Although the county doesn’t govern any liquor sales, and there was no need for the state to send those permits to the county, Alvis said Wallace should have forwarded the letter to him, or at least informed him that the letter had arrived.For an expanded version of this article, please see Tuesday's print edition or our expanded electronic edition.