City elections set for Tuesday, Wet-dry not on ballot until November

Voters will go to the polls Tues., Aug. 28, to elect municipal officials in Hartselle, Decatur, Priceville, Falkville, Somerville, Eva and Trinity.

Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Absentee ballots will be available at municipal clerk’s offices until 4:30 p.m. Thur., Aug. 23. Anyone may apply for one of the ballots but the completed ballot must be returned by the voter for which it was obtained.

The return deadline in person is 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 27 and via mail it must be postmarked not later than Aug. 27 and arrive not later than noon on election day.

For the first time, Hartselle voters will decide a board of education race, in addition to mayor and five places on the city council.

But the referendum to determine if alcoholic beverages can be legally sold in Hartselle will not be a part of the election. It will be decided in the General Election on Nov. 6. An earlier election was not possible under state law.

In Hartselle, Donald E. “Don” Hall, Lee E. Hartsell and Johnnie J. Howell are running for mayor; Kenny “K.T.” Thompson and Bill Drake, Council Place 1; A.D. Hargrove and Bill Smelser, Council Place 2; George Hearring, Glenn McGann, Karen Owens and Mike Roberson, Council Place 3; Richard “Dick” Carter and Tom Chappell, Council Place 4; Jason E. Armstrong, Kenneth “Ken” Doss and Franklin Delano Turney, Council Place 5; and Frank Jones, Venita Jones and R. Byrune Rollins, School Board Place 5.

Three offices are up for grabs in Priceville. Melvin Duran and Sam Heflin, Mayor; Wayne Dunkin and Jerry Welch, Council Place 3; and Tim Crow and Larry Waddell, Council Place 1.

Nine candidates are in the running for offices in Somerville. They are Darren Tucker and Roger McClure, Mayor; Michael Rea and Timothy Walker, Council Place 3; and Carl Flemons and Chris Hayes, Council Place 4.

Four offices are being contested in Falkville. Candidates are Lance Stidham and Bob Ramey, Mayor; Bennie Weaver, Bobby Roy Jr. and Brandon Dillard, Council Place 1; Matt Stiles, and Charlie Gover, Council Place 3; and Ken Winkles and Patrick Holmes, Council Place 5.

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