Run-off to decide mayor's race
By By ANNA M. LEE Managing Editor
Next Tuesday, Sept. 14, East Brewton voters will return to the polls to decide who will serve the next four years as their mayor.
In the Aug. 24 vote, incumbent Terry Clark received 344 of the 695 votes cast in East Brewton's election, while Charles Fountain received 214 votes, and third candidate Bernie Raines received 136 votes.
And Clark says more projects for the improvement of East Brewton are in the works. 'I want to continue to work with the people of East Brewton," he said.
Opponent Fountain said that from his talks with the citizens of East Brewton, he has found the biggest concerns to be improving public safety, lowering police response time, enforcing laws already on the books, scheduling trash pick up, keeping the streets cleaner, improving drainage and expanding the sewerage system. Fountain said he would like to see all projects related to these improvements go out to bid in order to get the most for the citizen's money.
Fountain served two terms on the East Brewton City Council in the 1970s and has lived in East Brewton all of his life.
On Tuesday, East Brewton voters will also decide the winners in three city council run-offs between Huey Johnson and Bob Arrant; Kenny Hultz and Priscilla West; and Bettie Jordan and Wayne Howard. The candidates are running for council Places 1, 2 and 5, respectively.
As before, voters will need to present identification in order to vote, and East Brewton's voting place is the East Brewton Senior Citizens' Center.