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Saluda says farewell to Fields, Gibson

The City of Saluda honored outgoing commissioner Laura Fields and Mayor Rodney Gibson last week.
Fields received a plaque for her service to the city between 2001 and 2009. Fields received her plaque and a letter from city employees in appreciation to her dedication to the city.
Gibson was not present, but sent a letter giving the city back his last paycheck. Gibson said the city could better utilize the money. Gibson resigned as mayor shortly after losing the election to newly elected mayor Fred Baisden. Baisden won by two votes over current commissioner John Morgan for the position of mayor in November.
Gibson served as Saluda Mayor from 2006 to 2009 and served as commissioner from 1997 through 2006.
Fields withdrew from the race prior to election day.
Saluda presented Fields and Gibson with plaques of appreciation following the swearing in ceremony of the new board. Sitting commissioners John Morgan and mayor pro-tem Leon Morgan were joined by re-elected commissioner Johnnie Kinard and newly elected Mayor Baisden and newly elected commissioner George Sweet.