Resignation Called For Longview's Mayor Pro Tem

The release of angry and racially volatile e-mails has led to a public call for the resignation of the Longview mayor pro-tem at a meeting of community leaders.

"Due to concern about the timing and handling of this inflammatory situation by the mayor of our city, it is the consensus of our gathering that Miss Hailey should voluntarily step down for the betterment of the whole community," said Danny Craig, spokesman for a group of Longview community and religious leaders.

That announcement was made shortly after Hailey was invited to attend a meeting of black ministers and community leaders at Mount Olive Baptist church.

Hailey says she will make a public statement on the meeting tomorrow.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.