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Laurel has hires new fire chief

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The City of Laurel has a new fire chief.

Jimmy Bunch was sworn on Friday morning in the Laurel Council Chamber.  Bunch served as Laurel training battalion chief for 5 years.

Bunch began interim fire chief in September shortly after David Chance submitted his letter of retirement after being with the laurel fire department for 29 years.

Bunch is the first African American Fire Chief in Laurel.

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