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Four candidates in mayor’s race

WESSON — With the town’s top position left vacant, severalpeople have thrown their names into the hat in hopes of beingelected mayor.

“We’ve got four who have qualified and one more (qualificationform) still out,” said Town Clerk Linda Dykes.

Those who had qualified as of Thursday afternoon were NanDrane-Britt, David McGee, Alton Shaw and Marty Stroud.

Drane-Britt is a business owner is Wesson. McGee is a formertown mayor. Shaw is a former mayoral candidate, and Stroud is anewcomer to the political scene.

Mayoral candidates will go head-to-head in a special election onJuly 15 at town hall. The special election is necessary to fill theposition left vacant when former mayor Bill Tigner resigned inMay.

Anyone wishing to seek the office can pick up a form at townhall. Candidates must obtain 50 signatures from other townresidents on a special form. They must also live within the townlimits in order to qualify.

The last day to qualify will be July 3, at 4:30 p.m., at townhall.