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Town Votes Against Reinstating Fired Police Chief

Posted November 28, 2007

— A Moore County town voted Tuesday night against reinstating its fired police chief.

Timothy Blakeley was let go in March.

The town board said he communicated poorly and was unprofessional. Blakeley said he was fired over the criminal investigation into former Mayor Ulysses S.G. Barrett Jr.

SBI agents arrested Barrett on Feb. 22 in connection with misdemeanor charges that he violated state laws barring public officers or employees from benefiting from public contracts.

Taylortown, which has fewer than 1,000 people, is adjacent to Pinehurst.