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Lumberton Mayor speaks out

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LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) - The Lumberton City Council meeting was far different on Friday morning then it was Tuesday night.

Friday morning, Lumberton Mayor Miriam Holder was the only person in position to carry on with the city's business.

Aldermen Bobby Gibson, Kent Crider, and Rebecca Hale were unable to make it at the last minute.  Alderman Quincy Rogers was running late.  And Timothy Johnson was absent.

Mayor Holder says, she was shocked that only one Alderman showed up for the meeting, and she never wanted Lumberton to be shown in a bad light.

Holder says, she hopes the city can move on after last Tuesday's meeting.

Holder added, "If they would meet, we could sit at the table like adults. Those are grown men and women. Those are not children. We are elected officials. We're servants for the public. They don't work for me and I don't work for them. We work for the city of Lumberton."

At least one alderman told us he's already contacted the Attorney General's office about actions and comments during Tuesday nights meeting.

And on Friday evening Seven on your side received a subpoena from the Lamar County District Attorney seeking video from our stories this week on the Lumberton situation.

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