Local GM dealer to lose contract

WAYNE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The cutbacks at General Motors have claimed a local dealership.

After 81 years as a General Motors dealer, Cooley Motor Company in Wayne County has received word its franchise will not be renewed.

Owner Bob Cooley said this decision comes as part of GM's restructuring. He said after October of 2010, GM will not renew its contract.

Cooley said he was unsure exactly how the dealership was chosen, but despite the decision, Cooley Motor Company will continue to offer services beyond 2010.