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Preston County Shelter Director Fired in Facebook Dispute
Written by Your 5News Team
Created on February 05, 2013 @ 1:28PM
KINGWOOD, W.Va. (AP) - The director of the Preston County Animal Shelter has been fired in a dispute with county officials over the facility's Facebook page.
 
Media outlets report that the County Commission announced Courtney Austin's dismissal for insubordination Monday night following an executive meeting with her and her attorney.
 
Commissioners had suspended Austin last week.
 
Commission president Craig Jennings says Austin didn't comply with the commission's request to be given administrator access to the shelter's Facebook page. He says she also falsely posted on the page in January that the facility didn't have any heat or water.
 
The page was used to advertise animals available for adoption, and to solicit volunteers and financial support.
 
Austin's attorney, Matthew H. Nelson, says he and Austin will discuss their options.

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Feb 05, 2013 at 4:03 PM
I've never seen so much deceitful worthless people holding positions of authority in organizations and government as we now have going on. It's obviously become so bad now that finding an honest good person whom can be trusted is very rare indeed. No wonder when someone does a good deed for a stranger like returning a wallet "with" the money still in it....people make a big deal out of it. It shouldn't be a big deal; it should be the "norm." What a sad pathetic society we've become. We can no longer trust police officers, prison guards, priests, school teachers, etc...I trust no one but myself. How sad!
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