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State Forester resigns after DUI arrest

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The head of the Mississippi Forestry Commission has stepped down.

Charlie Morgan was arrested and charged with DUI in Leake County over the weekend, and he has now resigned as the State Forester. In a statement from the MFC, the department mentioned that Assistant State Forester Russell Bozeman will serve as interim State Forester.

The MFC’s full statement can be seen below:

“On October 22, 2018, our Board of Commissioners (Board) accepted Charlie Morgan’s resignation from the position of State Forester, effective immediately. The Board has asked Assistant State Forester, Russell Bozeman, to serve as interim State Forester. There will be no disruption to the services we offer the public. The Mississippi Forestry Commission looks forward to the continued privilege of caring for Mississippi’s trees, forests, and natural resources.”

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