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Mayor Harrell thanks supporters

Greeting numerous well-wishers on his last day as mayor of Bainbridge, Mark Harrell, center, chats with his brother, Mike, left, while the mayor’s wife, Lauren, chats with April Aldridge, far right, during a reception held in the mayor’s honor on Tuesday afternoon at the Chamber of Commerce building. Mayor Harrell, who succeeded longtime Bainbridge Mayor Bill K. Reynolds in 2006, chose not to run for re-election last fall, citing a desire to spend more time with his family. Harrell served as a City Councilman from 1994 through 2005.