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Melton and Perkins Face Off in Runoff Election for Selma Mayor

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma voters trim a crowded field of five mayoral candidates — down to two. State Representative Rev. Darrio Melton — and former Selma mayor Rev. James Perkins, Jr. — will face-off in a runoff election. The unofficial results have Melton with 35% of the vote and Perkins with 30%. Incumbent mayor George Evans got 18%…

Tuskegee Elects New Mayor

Longtime incumbent Johnny Ford’s loss to City councilman Tony Haygood. After serving as Tuskegee mayor for decades Johnny Ford is now the out going mayor after tonight’s election. Tuskegee will have a fresh face as the head of the city. Tony Haygood received a lot of handshakes and hugs as soon as the city clerk announced the results. Haygood won 62% of…

Alexander City mayoral race goes to runoff election

The Alexander City mayoral election will be going to a runoff between Jim Nabors and the incumbent Charles Shaw. There were four total candidates in the running for mayor.  Jim Nabors received 47% of the votes but did not reach a majority.  Charles Shaw received 20% of the votes. Both candidates say they expected the election to go to a runoff….

Bill Gillespie Re-Elected as Prattville Mayor

Voters in Prattville decided to re-elect Bill Gillespie to another 4 years in office.  He defeated challenger David Melling with 92% of the vote. Bill Gillespie  3,579 David Melling 326 With his big win, Gillespie says it’s time to look to the next four years. Gillespie said he’s humbled by the confidence of voters in Prattville.  He says the city is better…

Jason Reeves Re-Elected Mayor of Troy

Troy city officials are pleased with voter turnout at the polls and they are excited to have Jason Reeves as Mayor once again. Mayor Jason Reeves will now serve a 2nd term as Mayor of Troy. Reeves along with family and supporters,  celebrated the victory at B-Graves Restaurant in downtown Troy. Reeves defeated Olanda Hardy and Raymond Sexton with 73 % of…

Hammock, McCain In Runoff For Tallassee Mayor

It was a crowded field of four heading into Tallassee’s mayoral election. After some questions about whether or not some candidates even lived in the city, the election comes down to a runoff. It was a close race for mayor in the city of Tallassee, but the race isn’t over yet. It’s not a runoff between Johnny Hammock and George…

Mayor Willis Re-Elected in Wetumpka

Voters re-elected Jerry Willis as mayor to his third term.

Mayor Jerry Willis beat out his opponent, Emmitt Johnson, Jr,  in a landslide vote 781 to 421. Willis says he is the first mayor in the city’s history to win three consecutive terms. And he tells us he is excited about things that are on the horizon for the city. “We have businesses calling us and wanting to re-locate here….

Campaign 2016: The City Vote

Click here for election results from city elections in our area. Voters in many cities and towns across Alabama cast their votes in municipal elections. However, this is not an election year for the city of Montgomery. People in Selma, Prattville, Wetumpka, Alexander City, Tallassee and Opp are just some of those who went to the polls. In some cities, there…

Lottery Won’t be on November Ballot

A proposed state lottery will not go before voters in November. Lottery opponents in the House of Representatives on Tuesday used a procedural rule to block a committee from considering the bill. The bill needed to clear committee by Tuesday, and win final approval on Wednesday, in order to get before voters in November. The House of Representatives could not…

AL National Guard Assist in Protecting the Border

Governor Robert Bentley has approved sending an additional Alabama National Guard UH-72 helicopter and pilot to Marana, Arizona to assist with protecting the U.S. border with Mexico. In April, the Governor honored the National Guard Bureau’s first request to send one UH-72 helicopter and three pilots to support the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency’s Southwest Border Mission. While deployed,…