Laurel mayor takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continues taking over the Pine Belt.

Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee accepted WDAM and Sheriff Alex Hodge's challenge. Seniors from the Laurel High School Football Team gathered at their football field and poured cold water over the mayor.

Although it was mainly ice, Mayor Magee said ALS is very personal to him.

"My former fiancé Gloria Watson had ALS and it's a terrible, terrible disease and we need to find a cure for it," said Mayor Magee.

Mayor Magee nominated Petal Mayor Hal Marx, Ellisville Mayor Tim Waldrup, The Chronicle's Jason Nibblet and Laurel Leader Call's Jim Cegielski.

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