LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel City Councilman, Manuel Jones, passed the gavel on Tuesday as the city council elected a new president.
Tony Thaxton was named City Council President on a four to three vote. Thaxton commended Jones on his service as president.
He said he's grateful for the opportunity to serve in his new role. Thaxton has served on the city council for two terms.