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Columbus city councilman Gene Taylor dies

Gene Taylor | Photo: City of Columbus

Ward 1 councilman Gene Taylor passed away Monday morning, according to the Lowndes County coroner.

Posted: Aug 5, 2019 10:49 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Current Columbus city councilman Gene Taylor died Monday.

Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant confirms the Ward 1 councilman became ill at his home early Monday morning.

Taylor was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus where he died a short time later.

He began serving as a councilman in 2006.

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