Timmonsville calls emergency meeting to figure out who will pay the bills

Thursday night, Timmonsville Town Council rescinded the vote to have a detailed forensic audit of the town's finances.

The mayor of Timmonsville called the emergency council meeting to deal with the impact of the town's financial advisor leaving.

When council called for the audit originally, it meant the town's financial advisor, Wanda Charping, no longer had a job, because she couldn't touch the town's finances once the audit was underway.

Mayor Darrick Jackson says Charping paid the town's bills.

Charping resigned Tuesday.

Charping said the council essentially terminated her contract Tuesday by calling for the audit.

Council didn't say Thursday night whether they will ask Charping if she will consider taking the job back.

Mayor Jackson says in the meantime, they are talking with state municipal officials about who they can appoint to handle the town's finances.