Stockbridge city manager resigns after 7 days on the job

by: Dave Huddleston Updated:

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STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned more about a Stockbridge city manager who resigned after seven days on the job.

Recent arrests came to light that the newly-elected mayor and city council were not aware of when Rob Finnell was picked for the job.

Mayor Tim Thompson said he's known 71-year-old Finnell for four years and thought he was an admirable person. But when recent arrests for account fraud in Henry County and driving on a revoked or suspended license in DeKalb came to light, Thompson said they agreed to move in another direction.


"Yesterday Dr. Finnell and I discussed this situation prayerfully. He therefore offered his resignation as interim city manager effective immediately and I have with sadness accepted it," Thompson said.

The city is going to try to make a fast decision, and do their due diligence and bring the next interim city manager in within three days.

"I ask everyone to keep him and his family in our prayers as he goes through this difficult transition period," Thompson said.

Channel 2 Action News has tried to reach Finnell but hasn't had a chance to get a hold of him.