Mt. Gilead Town Board bid farewell to outgoing board member Mitch Taylor and welcomed incoming board member Mary Lucas and recently re-elected board member Paula Covington last week at the monthly town board meeting. Lucas, the former town clerk, was recently elected to one of the two open seats on the board. Lucas, Covington and recently re-elected town mayor Chip Miller took the oath of office before continuing with town business.

The two speakers at the public forum, former mayor Patty Almond and regular board attendee Patricia Lilly, both expressed unhappiness with the board and the manager. Almond began her comments by saying, “This is concerning the town banners. Main Street has 37 banners, Julius Chambers Blvd. has 22 banners, and Highland Street has 20 banners. That is an impressive response to the banners. “There are five established businesses owned and operated by persons of color that did not receive notification of the banner project. It may have been an unintentional oversight or a conscious act of exclusion...

To read the full story see the Dec. 11th edition of Montgomery Herald