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Columbus city councilman resigns

A Columbus city councilman has resigned effective immediately. This is a developing story.

Posted: Jul 3, 2019 10:41 AM
Updated: Jul 3, 2019 7:07 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - Columbus city councilman Fred Jackson has resigned effective immediately.

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith made the announcement Wednesday morning at City Hall. 

Fred Jackson

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith announced the resignation of Ward 4 Councilman Fred Jackson.

Jackson served Ward 4. He wants to spend more time with his family, the mayor said.

The mayor will call a special meeting on Monday, July 8 at 9 a.m. for city council members to accept the vacant seat and order a special election to fill the seat. 

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