Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency Director Peggy Capps has been placed on administrative leave. Board chairman, Bell County Judge Executive Albey Brock confirmed the report recently but could not comment on the matter.
Board attorney Jason Williams was also contacted but would not comment either.
The reasons for the the decision to place Capps on administrative leave has not been made public.
Capps was the director over all of the programs administered through Bell-Whitley, which includes weatherization, head start programs and housing. Capps has worked for the agency for a total of 20 years, and has been executive director since August 1995.
More information will be made available as it is received.
Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency is one of more than 1,000 Community Action Agencies in the United States. Organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1969, as part of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty, Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency utilizes all resources available to help others to become self-sufficient.
The Agency currently has two offices, one located at 129 North Pine Street in Pineville, and the other on U.S. 25W in Williamsburg.