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New Kent County turnover raises questions

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Several New Kent County leaders have lost their jobs over the course of the month. The vacated positions have left many in New Kent asking questions as some tax payers feel left in the dark.

Over the course of a month, New Kent Fire Chief Tommy Hicks was fired after a brief suspension and investigation. A few weeks later the county administrator who fired Hicks, Cabell Lawton, resigned from his job.

Fire Marshal James Trice also resigned, as did County Human Resources Director Darla Hicks. Darla Hicks is the wife of fired Fire Chief Tommy Hicks.

The acting county administrator told CBS 6 there isn’t much he can say.

“I can definitely understand why the citizens might be questioning what’s going on in the country but rest assured that we’re all in good hands,” said Acting County Administrator Rodney Hathaway.

CBS 6 will continue to follow this story.

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