- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

LUMBERTON, Miss. (AP) - The city of Lumberton officially has its new mayor.

The Hattiesburg American reports (hatne.ws/1OEvXZ4) that Thursday the Lumberton election commission certified the results of the Dec. 29 mayoral runoff, with Kent Crider defeating Jonathan Griffith 201-193.

Crider will fill out the remaining two years left in the term of former mayor Ben Winston, who resigned in early November. Alderwoman At-Large Cora Rogers has filled in as acting mayor since Winston’s resignation.

Crider says one of his first goals as mayor will be to try to give a boost to the city’s economic development.

An election will now be scheduled to fill Crider’s former Ward 1 alderman position.

___

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


Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide