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City officials in Aberdeen set aside their differences to make a final agreement that would open nearly 150 jobs.

Posted: Jul. 18, 2018 12:06 AM
Updated: Jul. 18, 2018 11:25 AM

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) - City officials in Aberdeen set aside their differences to make a final agreement that would open nearly 150 jobs. 

During the last board meeting, Mayor Maurice Howard's salary was cut by aldermen who say he is not accessible and never in office at City Hall. Howard responded by saying they are trying to micromanage him. 

This discussion was left in the past during Tuesday night's meeting to vote on a new company moving to Aberdeen. 

"My reaction was to God be the Glory. Let's continue to move on," Howard said. "To be honest with you, I've never mentioned it since I've been back in the board room."

"We could use more inclusion from the mayor's office and the board of aldermen, but the meeting went well tonight," Doug Stone said, who is the alderman for Ward 2. 

A unanimous vote was made to have Bradbury Logistics, a company from Georgia, move into the former Holley Performance Products building. 

Up to 150 news jobs could open with this new company, according to CEO Howard Harper. 

"We are under promising, and we intend to deliver," Harper said. "We'll bring more jobs than we have promised." 

"We need jobs in the city, and it will be great for the city of Aberdeen," Alonzo Sykes said, who is the alderman for Ward 1.

"I've seen Aberdeen go down, and now we're going back up," Demaria Robinson said.

According to Robinson, she has lived in Aberdeen for 39 years. 

Harper hopes Bradbury Logistics will begin manufacturing during the second quarter of 2019. 

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