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Johnny Ford Withdraws from House of Representatives District 82 Race

Former Tuskegee Mayor and current Tuskegee City Councilor Johnny Ford has announced he is withdrawing from the race for Alabama House of Representatives, District 82. In a letter released to Alabama News Network  Ford says he is “putting family before politics,” and is having health issues within his immediate family. Ford says he will continue his duties as District II…

Tuskegee Closes The Downtown Square Around Confederate Statue

After councilman johnny ford tried to cut down the statue a few weeks ago, officials have been trying to decide on what to do about the statue their main concern being the safety of the public. The city council in Tuskegee held a special meeting Thursday to discuss what the next move will be for the town square and the statue.

Mayor’s Races: Two Local Incumbents Lose

When the final unofficial results were announced, two local incumbent mayors lost their re-election bids. Both of them serve cities in Tallapoosa County. In the Alexander City mayor’s race, Mayor Tommy Spraggins lost to Curtis Wood “Woody” Baird. The vote totals were 1,776 to 1,696, or 51% to 49%. Just down the road in Dadeville, Mayor Wayne Smith also lost….

Former Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford Speaks Out about Steven Reed’s Election

Former Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford can appreciate Steven Reed’s election as the first black mayor in Montgomery’s history. That’s because Ford was elected Tuskegee’s first black mayor in 1972. He went on to serve eight non-consecutive terms leading his city. Ford said it was only a matter of time before Montgomery voters elected a black mayor. He believes Reed will…

Ford Asks for Clarification on Victoryland Case

Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford held a public press conference Thursday in front of the U.S. Federal Court Building on the status of Victoryland’s reopening. Ford is delivering a letter to Attorney General Luther Strange and Governor Robert Bentley, asking for them to clarify the State’s position on electronic gambling machines. Ford asked U.S. Attorney George Beck to write the letter. Beck…