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What was supposed to be a fairly routine vote among the aldermen turned into a spectacle in which insults were hurled and unverified accusations were made. In the end, Mayor Dan Hollingsworth’s recommendation of Ruston Police Capt. Bill Davis for the position of police chief failed as aldermen Jedd Lewis, Elmore Mayfield and Levell Thurman voted against the nomination and aldermen Jim Pearce and Marie Riggs voted in favor.

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