Laurel council fails to reappoint school board member

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel Mayor Melvin Mack is on the hunt for another school board member.

During Tuesday's council meeting a motion to adopt an order to re-appoint Earnest Thompson to the Laurel School Board failed.

Councilwoman Willie Evans was absent from the meeting. Councilmen Tony Wheat, Manuel Jones and Trey Chinn voted in favor of re-appointing Thompson but the other 3 council members voted against it.

The three to three vote caused the motion to fail. Thompson's appointment ends in March, 2012.

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