Author: Joel Spears / Managing Editor Source: The Rogersville Review
MOUNT CARMEL - In a meeting room filled to capacity on Tuesday
Mount Carmel's new mayor, Larry Frost, and aldermen Wanda Worley-Davidson, Paul Hale and Carl Wolfe,
took the oath of office from State Representative Mike Harrison.
Prior to the
swearing in, former Mayor Gary Lawson was honored with a plaque for his 12 years of service as
mayor, presented by Police Chief Jeff Jackson. A speech was also delivered by Lawson's wife of
41 years, Pauline.
"He always goes the extra mile to do what he thinks is best for those he
cares about and, believe me, he's always cared about this town," she said.
As new business
got underway, the board appointed Alderman Paul Hale as new vice mayor in a 5-2 vote over Alderman
Former aldermen Thomas Wheeler and Kathy Roberts chose not to seek reelection
this term, but were also acknowledged on Tuesday for their service. Roberts did not attend the
In other business, the new BMA approved a motion 5-1 in favor of authorizing Mayor
Frost and City Recorder Marian Sandidge to sign checks for the town and make its bank transactions.
Alderman Worley-Davidson abstained from voting while Alderman DeBord gave the only "No"
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