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Updated: 03/27/2014 08:00:05AM

County approves social media policy

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ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN

A photo of the Peace River Bridge was donated to DeSoto County by Mac Martin and County Commissioner Bob Miller, who "purchased" it from photographer Rhett Butler at the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council's Art of the River show in February. The purchase was made with "art bucks" given to donors and sponsors of the art exhibit; and Martin and Miller agreed to donate the photo to the county. From left: Linda Waters, DAHC treasurer, Martin, Butler, Lynnda Butler, Miller, DAHC secretary Karen Smoke and DAHC President Jane Hilton. The photo will be hung in the first floor hallway of the County Administration Building.

ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN
Commissioner Gabriel Quave presents a proclamation naming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Approximately 150 children were abused in DeSoto County in 2013, and each will be represented by pinwheels placed on public library grounds next month.

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The DeSoto Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved a social media policy for county employees. The policy limits employees’ personal use of social media during working hours, and also restricts the type of content they post to the Internet when representing the county.

Human Resources Director Don Kesterson said the policy is necessary to protect the county from potential litigation. “This is something we’ve talked about extensively, and after consulting with the county’s labor attorney we believe this is a comprehensive policy and recommend the board implement it.”

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