Terry residents vote for new mayor - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Terry residents vote for new mayor

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Three candidates are competing to fill the remaining term of former Terry Mayor Roderick Nicholson.

Nicholson was sentenced to 10-years in prison after pleading guilty to embezzlement charges in November.

Terry resident Michael Valentin said, "I just hope this place gets better, you know, I moved here in 2010, it was beautiful, you know, I used to like being a resident here. Now, it's like, you know, everyday you gotta come out wondering should I bring a gun or not, because the crime rate is ridiculous."

Maggie Smith, also a resident of Terry said, "Just pray for the city that the city will be uplifted and we will move where we are supposed to move and with the improvements that hopefully the new mayor will make, we can be where we need to be."

The voting ends at 7 p.m. Tuesday night.

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