Mayor DuPree fires back at Mayor Magee's Blood Bowl challenge

Mayor DuPree fires back at Mayor Magee's Blood Bowl challenge

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee had a few words for Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree regarding Hattiesburg's history of giving blood.

Dupree is confident Hattiesburg will take the title of Blood Bowl Bash champion from Laurel this year.

"I hear that  Mayor Magee has come on talking about the citizens of Hattiesburg how we don't give. I think that the numbers will bear out what we give and what we do here in Hattiesburg. We're giving people, we are also forgiving people, I mean we beat them in most years in just about everything that we do. We always forgive them and we keep trying to give them the opportunity to win. I think that the last time we met we actually beat them down in the dirt, so I understand that he knows a lot about dirt. So, we're gonna lift them up this time out of the dirt where they are and give them the opportunity to give again like he so aptly said, 'They give a lot' but I don't think that they are going to give enough this time.' You know blood is about the life, and we have a special life here in Hattiesburg and I give my friends over in Laurel, Mississippi, Mayor Magee the best. We pray the best for them, and we pray life for them."

United Blood Services is experiencing an unusual decline in blood donations this summer.  Community members are urged to make it a priority to donate for your town's blood bowl bash blood drive.

Residents can donate at the WDAM Hattiesburg Blood Bowl Bash on Tuesday, July 26 from 9 AM to 7 PM at Ashley HomeStore, located at Hwy 98 West, Hattiesburg.

Laurel residents can donate at the Cameron Center the same day.

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