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Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Joins Alabama News Rising

Mayor Reed Joins David Lamb to Discuss New Police Chief, Impact of Inland Port and Economic Development in West Montgomery

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed joined David Lamb on Alabama News Rising to discuss a host of issues. Included in the discussion was how the mayor decided on his choice for police chief, how the Inland Port will impact the city and how soon, how he intends to spur development in West Montgomery and what message the development of the Shady…

City of Lanett Mayor Arrested, Charged with Using His Office for Personal Gain

Attorney General Steve Marshall announced the arrest of Jonathon Kyle McCoy, the mayor of Lanett. He was arrested on three felony charges. The charges were using his official position or office for personal gain. McCoy, 56, surrendered at the Chambers County Jail Tuesday morning, with a bond set at $30,000. Attorney General Marshall’s Special Prosecutions Division presented evidence to a…

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. 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…

Selma Voters Optimistic After Municipal Election Runoff

From the West Alabama Newsroom– More votes were cast in the municipal election runoff — than there were in the municipal election, 355 more votes — to be exact. “This town has more enthusiasm for a local election than I’ve ever seen. There are signs everywhere. All my parents friends are always talking about it,” said Justin Baumann. Voters elected…

Baird Wins in Alexander City Mayoral Election

Alexander City: Curtis “Woody” Baird won in Tuesday, Oct. 6th’s mayoral election after a very close race coming down to the absentee votes. Baird won over incumbent Mayor Thomas Spraggins in Tuesday night’s election. Baird says he plans to focus on Alex City’s infrastructure first, he also says “We want to sit down with people from all aspects of the…

Selma Voters Set to Pick City Leaders in Municipal Runoff Election

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The municipal runoff elections are Tuesday — and there are six races in the city of Selma. Voters are about to choose four new city council members — a new council president — and a new mayor. Former mayor James Perkins Jr — and Councilwoman Miah Jackson are vying for the mayor office in the…

Tallassee Mayor Charged with Harassment in Road Rage Incident

The mayor of Tallassee has been charged in a road rage incident. Mayor Johnny Hammock and Keazanni Spencer, 20, have both been charged with a misdemeanor as a result of the incident. The incident happened on July 5. The mayor’s wife told a judge Friday that Spencer’s blue sedan was driving erratically, passed her, then later pulled in front of…

Change on the Way to Selma City Hall

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma voters will be choosing a new mayor in the upcoming municipal elections in August. Mayor Darrio Melton won’t be on the ballot — and there are a dozen candidates running for the mayor’s office. People in Selma say they want a mayor — who’s ready — and able. Someone who’s ready to lead —…

Funeral Arrangements Announced for Clanton Mayor Billy Joe Driver

Billy Joe Driver, 84, of Clanton passed away July 9, 2020 at St. Vincent’s in Birmingham, Alabama due to COVID-19. He was mayor of the City of Clanton. On Monday, July 13, a walk-through visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Clanton City Hall. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 14, at 11:00 a.m….