Canton mayor vetoes Board of Aldermen’s action to have Canton Flea Market

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CANTON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Wednesday, Canton Mayor William Truly Jr. vetoed the Board of Aldermen’s action to have Canton Flea Market in October.

The mayor said he’s concerned about the possible spread of the coronavirus during the annual event.

Williams stressed that both as a mayor and as physician, it was important for him to make this decision based on science.

He added that no amount of money is worth more than human lives, and with up to 30,000 out of towners expected to come, the spread would be inevitable.

Nothing is set in stone yet. The Board of Aldermen will have to review the veto, which they’re expected to do Thursday evening. Board member Tim Taylor says that the board will still probably vote in favor of the markets.

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