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Friday, December 29, 2006

That was a huge turnout – at least for Gibsland

The new Gibsland mayor Pat White and the board of aldermen were sworn into office this morning. The guest of honor: U.S. Rep. Jim McCrery.

Around 100 people – or about 10 percent of the Bienville Parish town’s population – crowded Main Street’s Gibsland Grill.

Richard Wright, the congressman’s assistant chief of staff, arranged the appearance after he met the newly elected White.

“He said he wanted to get involved and put Gibsland on the map,” Wright said.

It probably didn’t hurt that White was a fellow Republican who beat out a Democratic incumbent. White got 63 percent of the vote, or 265 ballots compared to Odis Key's 159.


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