E.B. revenue tops among issues for Place 4

Published 1:12 am Wednesday, July 23, 2008

By By Lydia Grimes – features reporter
Boosting revenue in the East Brewton is one of the most important issues the city faces, candidates for City Council Place 4 said.
Dewayne King and Bob Arrant are vying for the seat currently held by Henry Hooks, who did not file paperwork to qualify for re-election.
Arrant said East Brewton needs to take advantage of its opportunities.
Arrant owns a home repair and improvement business in East Brewton.
Arrant, 42, is a lifelong resident of East Brewton. He attended and graduated from W.S. Neal High School. He is an active member of Ridge Road Baptist Church, and he and his wife, Cindy Arrant, have one son, Rob Arrant.
King said he believes the most important issues facing the city are revenues, budgets, attracting new business and industry, jobs, cleaning up of old abandoned houses and cars, loud music and drug crimes.
King, 48, said he hopes to foster economic development efforts in East Brewton.
King has certification in Alabama Peace officer's minimum standards. He is a certified court magistrate and a code official member. He is past president of W.S. Neal Band Boosters and past vice president of the W.S. Neal Quarterback Club. He was elected as the councilman for Place 4 on the East Brewton City Council and served from 2000-2004. He has also been the umpire for the East Brewton Recreation Board.
King is married to Deborah (Manning) King and they have four children, Erin, Kristie, Jamie, and Tabitha. They also have five grandchildren, Christopher, Whitney, McKenzie, Riley and Parker. He is a member of First Baptist Church of East Brewton.