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JACKSON, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Democrat George Flaggs says he'll resign from the Mississippi House on June 30, the same day he's being inaugurated as the new mayor of Vicksburg.

Flaggs has served in the Legislature since 1988. He was elected mayor June 4 and will succeed Paul Winfield, a Democrat who has served one term at City Hall.

After Flaggs leaves the House, Gov. Phil Bryant will call a special election to fill the seat for District 55, which is entirely in Warren County.

House Speaker Philip Gunn, a Republican from Clinton, will officiate at Flaggs' swearing-in as mayor. The ceremony is set for 6 p.m. June 30 at Vicksburg City Auditorium.

Most Mississippi cities elected mayors June 4. Four-year terms begin July 1, though some mayors are having inaugural ceremonies on other days.

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