Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mayoral Surprises In Two Local Races?

Perennial mayoral candidate John Hargett of Florence has again thrown his Republican hat into the ring. Sources close to the Florence accountant have previously stated Hargett enters the race every four years in order to have a platform for his ideas on local government. With four candidates on the slate, a runoff may now be in the works for Florence. Rick Singleton and Mickey Haddock are sure to garner the largest chunk of votes, but will either one have a majority? Our sources say it's currently a toss up between the two.


Phil Campbell can expect some controversy in its mayoral election. Like Florence, the Franklin County town now has four candidates on the ballot...but one may soon be challenged for lacking political rights. Stay tuned...


Robert Thrower to speak at Tennessee Valley Historical Society Meeting  
The Tennessee Valley Historical Society will have its Summer Quarterly Meeting on Sunday, July 29, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at the Sheffield Public Library Conference Room, located at 316 North Montgomery Avenue, Sheffield, AL.
Robert Thrower, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, will talk about “Tuscumbia Landing and the Indian Removal.”
The presentation will explore the causes of the Indian Removal (“Trail of Tears”), the role of Tuscumbia Landing during this period within the Sheffield/Tuscumbia area; the chronology of events and the compassionate response of the local people towards the victims of this tragic period of American history.
The meeting is free to the public and all are invited to attend.
Refreshments will be served at the program’s conclusion.


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