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COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Some sad and unexpected news for the city of Columbus. Columbus Public Works Director Mike Pratt died of a heart attack Saturday morning. Pratt was 44 years old.

Mike Pratt was Public Works Director for 4 1/2 years and came to Columbus from Memphis, Tennessee. The cause of death is still under investigation but officials say Pratt was doing physical training with the local police academy Saturday morning. He spearheaded projects involving major street paving in Columbus and was heavily involved in addressing drainage issues throughout East Columbus. Pratt leaves behind a wife, a son in high school and a son in college.

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