Auburn University Student Elected Mayor of Tallapoosa County Town

The new mayor of a small Alabama town faces a couple of unusual challenges: Namely, going to class and doing his homework.

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Auburn University student Messiah Williams-Cole defeated an incumbent to be elected mayor of Camp Hill.

Besides operating the town of about 950 people, he’s getting ready to graduate in May with a degree in interdisciplinary studies.

The 21-year-old led Mayor Ezell Woodyard-Smith by a margin of 259-156 in last Tuesday’s runoff election. He says he’s excited more than anything by the chance to serve.

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