New DA Northcott Fires 4 from Office

In the process of assembling his own team, newly elected Coffee County District Attorney General Craig Northcott has terminated four employees, the Manchester Times reports. The group includes assistant district attorneys Felicia Walkup and Marla Hollaway, Child Support Administrator Kathy Walker and administrative assistant Stacey Dotson. “A lot of difficult decisions had to be made regarding personnel,” Northcott said, “but only to make sure I have the right group of people who I believe will serve the community best, and who share the same mission that I have.” Northcott carried all 21 voting precincts in Coffee County last month to upset three-term DA Mickey Layne, who criticized the recent decision to fire the long-time employees.