Some in Lamar want the booters booted

A committee of concerned citizens with West Lamar Water Association is calling a special meeting Thursday to introduce a petition demanding the removal of all board members.

Several members told News 7 they are angry about the board's recent ouster of longtime board member Jerry McRaney.

The members say the proxy vote only allowed for members to vote McRaney off the board but not to retain him. The proxies were sent out in announcements to members last month.

The board accused McRaney of, among other things, intentionally putting out misinformation in letters published in the Hattiesburg American.
The special meeting will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. at Wilson Trucking, 1678 Old Highway 24, west of Highway 589 in Lamar County.