Deputies were called to the Nicholson Community Center Thursday night after a verbal altercation broke out between the mayor's son and a resident of the town.
Thursday night was the first meeting that has been held since Mayor Ronnie Maxwell was arrested for theft by taking in connection with allegations that he used Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) revenue inappropriately. The allegations are that he used the sales tax to pave a private road.
The issue was not addressed at the city council meeting Thursday night. After the meeting, an Atlanta news crew interviewed council members and citizens about the controversy in the town. The verbal altercation reportedly occurred between the mayor's son and a resident of the town who was being interviewed.