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September 7--  The city of Lyons will have a new mayor in January.  Ward Five councilman Willis NeeSmith has qualified for the office and has no oppostion in the November election.  Incumbent Mayor John Moore did not seek re-election due to illness.

Two Lyons businessmen, Bill Mixon and Paul Mead, are running to succeed NeeSmith on the city council.  Ward Three councilman Ivey Toole is unopposed for re-election.

Meanwhile, in Vidalia, there are no opposed incumbents.  Assured of re-election are city council members Raymond Turner, Lisa Chesser and Brian Frost and school board members Bruce Asberry and Doug Roper.