- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

LUMBERTON, Miss. (AP) - Lumberton now has a new acting mayor, as well as an upcoming meeting to set a special election date for a permanent mayor and possible new alderman.

During a special called meeting Thursday, The Hattiesburg American reports (https://hatne.ws/1laAJC7) the Lumberton Board of Aldermen approved Alderwoman Cora Rogers as interim mayor. Rogers will fill in for former mayor Ben Winston, who handed in his resignation this week.

The board will reconvene Nov. 10 to set a date for the special election.

Alderman Kent Crider said the board originally was scheduled to decide on a date Thursday, but decided to postpone that decision because another alderman is considering stepping down.

If that alderman does decide to resign, the later election date would allow the mayor and aldermen positions to be decided in the same election.

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Information from: The Hattiesburg American, https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com

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