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Hub neighborhood group hosts candidate forum

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Candidates for the upcoming municipal elections in Hattiesburg shared their ideas for improving the Hub City during a forum Thursday night.  It happened at the Saenger Theater and was hosted by the Hattiesburg Council of Neighborhoods.

Each candidate for mayor and City Council was invited to participate.

They were given a few minutes to explain their platforms. Then, they answered questions from the audience.

"I think a lot of times whenever you see a candidate who is running for office, sometimes you see that candidate in only his or her immediate surroundings," said Linda Walters with the Hattiesburg Council of Neighborhoods. "Sometimes, that's the only person you see. But, you put them with the entire group and you get a good picture of how they interact. You get a good idea of how their positions compare and contrast with the others," she said. 

16 candidates for mayor and City Council participated in the forum. 

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