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Laurel Hotel and Convention Center shut down

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

The City of Laurel has closed the doors to the Laurel Hotel and Convention Center.

The city has deemed the hotel unsafe, unfit for people to occupy, and an imminent danger to the public.

Hotel Operation Director, Brian Dace, said the city is taking away a big part of the community by closing the hotel.

The city said originally said everyone must vacate the property by last Friday. However, hotel officials filed an injunction to remain open through the weekend. 

The hotel and the city faced off in court Monday morning and Tuesday, Chancery Judge Frank McKensie ruled the hotel must be closed until repairs are made.

Hotel officials and many of the guest are furious, they said they are being singled out by the city because they're other businesses in worse condition.

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