VIDEO: Smithville Bids Farewell To Longtime Mayor And Alderman

SMITHVILLE, Miss. (WCBI)-The city of Smithville said farewell to two city leaders who served the town for nearly three decades.

On Thursday, former mayor Gregg Kennedy and former alderman Jimmy Dabbs both received plaques as a ‘Thank You’ gift for everything they’ve done for the city.

Kennedy  served the town for 28 years. He spent 12 years as an alderman, and the last 16 years as mayor.

Dabbs served as an alderman for 24 years.

Both men said it has been a blessing to serve their town.

“It’s bittersweet,” said Kennedy. “I have served a long time in this town, and that time has come to an end. I look back at the situations I’ve been in, and the situations that are still to come, and personally I believe the Lord has a different plan for me, and I’m waiting to see what that light is.”

“You might get a call about a dog or a cat, or somebody’s water is dirty or something like that, I don’t have to worry about that anymore,” Dabbs said jokingly. “If they need me I’ll be there and like I said, it’s just bitter sweet. Accomplishments, I’m proud of what I’ve done for this town. I’m going to continue to do for this town, and who knows in four years I may be back.”

Even though both men will no longer be in office, they said they’ll still be around to lend a helping had to the city and residents whenever they can.

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