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Melvin Mack reflects back on his time as mayor

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

On Monday, some residents in Laurel took time to personally say good-bye to Laurel's current Mayor Melvin Mack. Members of the Laurel Senior Center held a farewell retirement luncheon for Mayor Mack. He is retiring after spending more than 30 years as a public servant and the last 8 years as mayor.

He was elected as the first African American Mayor of Laurel in June of 2005. Mayor said in his two terms as mayor he has seen many ups and downs.

He said Katrina was the most difficult time in his career along with a few health issues. However, he said deceasing crime and winning the state championship were his proudest moments as mayor.

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