Laurel City Council elects a new President

LAUREL, MS (WDAM)- The Laurel City Council voted in a new council president and vice president Tuesday.

The council voted unanimously to appoint Ward 5 Councilman Manuel Jones as president, and Ward 3 councilman Tony Thaxton as vice president.

This is Jones fourth time serving as president since he was elected to office in the 90's.  Jones apologized to each of his fellow council members for any past tension or differences he may have had with them. Jones encouraged them work together and continue to move the city of Laurel forward.

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