- 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

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