The city of Tupelo, Miss. violated open-records laws by not providing the Daily Journal with text messages it requested last year.
The paper had requested the texts from the mayor's personal cell phone over the course of three days last October, when a city official resigned, the Journal wrote.
The Mississippi Ethics Commission all agreed that the mayor's texts were considered open records under state open records laws.
"'Any text message used by a city official in the conduct, transaction or performance of any business, transaction, work, duty or function of (the city), or required to be maintained ...Read more ...