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Talladega Daily Home (Newspaper) - November 13, 2012, Talladega, AlabamaSports Brawl Breaks out during Lascar Page if a Quot a v St. Clair co French served in 3 wars 5a Talladega 22-year-old arrested for burglary 3a area on the record 2a your Hometown newspaper for Talladega and St. Clair counties the daily Home 75 cents tuesday november 13, 2012 Waldo mayors race remains undecided by Aziza Jackson Home staff writer Waldo a Everett Askew who is deadlocked with Susan Crim in the race for mayor is calling foul for the Way the election has been handled. He denies he was offered a seat on the towns Council As president in return for dropping out of the mayoral race to let Crim win Waldo fire chief Chrystal Blackerby said earlier that Askew was asked to be president of the Council but it was not until 5 . Monday nov. 5, when she and others found out he did not withdraw from the mayors race. New Waldo officials were to be sworn in monday night with the rest of the municipalities but since that did not happen Waldo is now left with no leadership and the Chance the town will be unincorporated. A they can to offer me anything a Askew said. A they can to offer me anything. Its against the Law. I want people to know i have not accepted and will not accept a Council position. 1 want to be in a Runoff and i want the people to vote for their Choice. Its time to Cut the mess Askew said the town is in a �?ocatch-22�?� because the town clerk can to Call for a Runoff election with approval from the Council and the new Council has not been sworn in. Askew said he believes that nepotism is also at play because Blackerby is crimes daughter. He said crimes sister also wants to be on the Council. Brenda Crim Ronald Williams and Annie Askew who is Askews wife were uncontested for Council seats in the primary election. For nearly a month both Crim and Askew Nave been deadlocked in the race for mayor. In the tuesday oct. 9, municipal election there was a three Way Runoff for mayor Crim received 36 votes. Askew 27 votes and Dee Ford 24 votes Waldo residents were not sure if Crim won the race for mayor even though she received More votes than Askew. According to attorney Tracy Roberts with the league of municipalities another Runoff is necessary Between Crim and Askew because Crim did not receive the majority vote. That Runoff has yet to happen. Blackerby said a letter was sent to gov. Robert Bentley monday night and District 2 commissioner John Luker and rep. Steve Hurst a Munford have been contacted to help resolve the situation. A if the governor appoints her Well get up a petition a Askew said. A i just want to do what is right by the Contact Aziza Jackson at Ajack son daily Home. Com. Olympic Gold medallist tells her Story of surviving cancer by Emily Adams Home staff writer Sylacauga Coosa Valley medical Center held its third annual women a health extravaganza on monday night featuring olympic Gold medallist and cancer survivor Shannon Miller. The evening held moments of laughter tears and encouragement for the Pink Clad guests who filled the j. Craig Smith Community Center decked out with chandeliers Flowers and plenty of Pink. Gold medals on Pink ribbon adorned every place setting a special touch in keeping with Millers accomplishments. The program began with music from David and Catie Simpkins whose version see cancer Page 6a Brian Schoenhals the daily Home sen. Jerry Fielding and a Vic ceo Glenn Sisk Taik with Shannon Miller before the women a health extravaganza Heid monday night. Miller an olympic Gold medallist shared her Story of overcoming ovarian cancer with the audience. Democrats still hold most Alabama courthouse offices by Phillip Rawls associated press Montgomery a after losing their last statewide elected office in the nov. 6 election Alabama democrats still can console themselves with one statistic at least they still hold a majority of the elected offices in county courthouses statewide. But even at the local level the Republican party made gains. Counting All county races from probate judge to school Board and county commission state Republican party chairman Bill Armistead said the gop had a net gain of 45 offices in the election. Party switches leading up to the nov. 6 election and victories in that election increased the number of Republican probate judges from 20 to 32 and the number of Republican circuit clerks from 17 to 29, he said. State democratic party chairman Mark Kennedy meanwhile asserts he is delighted his party still holds a majority of those offices in the 67 counties. And he says even with a their gains the republicans fell Short. A Bill Armistead has been saying for months that Alabama republicans were focused on a strategy a from the courthouse to the White they failed. Democrats came out on top in Many of the local races that the republicans targeted a Kennedy said. Honor concern expressed for vets at veterans Day program by Kenny Farmer special projects editor Pell City a the City honoured the nations veterans with a veterans Day program in the St. Clair county courthouse monday. While guests and speakers expressed their thanks for the service of the military they also talked about the concern for the Well being of those who have returned Home from combat. A was veterans All of you gave some and some of them gave All a said St. Clair county commission chairman Stan Batemon who served As a Marine in the Vietnam War. A Many times we take memorial Day and we make it so big about the group that gave All and that a important but All of you gave some and that a some May have been the biggest chunk of your heart. That a some you gave a be the pain that you suffer for the rest of your to take care of our returning soldiers is society a Job Batemon said. A we be got to commit Money Ana resources to make these things better a he said. A a we re going to step up and see if there a some things we can Mike Smith Post commander of Pell City a veterans of foreign wars Brian Schoenhals the daily Home at mondays veterans Day program at the St. Clair county courthouse in Pell City featured speaker Stan Batemon talks about the Honor associated with serving in the military As Well As the struggles of . Soldiers As they return Home from combat. Post 4758, agrees that veterans need help and support. A things have changed rules of the a have changed and benefits have changed a Smith said. A there Are things out there for veterans that veterans need to be getting. We want them to know that there Are benefits out there that they should be receiving. You veterans deserve everything this country can provide for you for what you did for Batemon said that when maybe so but Alabama has been trending Republican for a generation. It took 26 years from the election of the first Republican in statewide office in 1986, gov. Guy Hunt until the last Democrat in statewide office. Public service commission see offices Page 6a deficit cutters look to Pentagon budget by Donna Cassata associated press Washington a one War is done another is winding Down and the Calls to Cut the deficit Are deafening. The military a beneficiary of robust budgets for More than a decade is coming to grips with a new reality a fewer dollars. The election accelerated an already shifting political dynamic that next year will pair a second term democratic president searching for spending see veterans Page 6a see budget Page 6a veterans come Home the Public begins to realize the sacrifices they All make. A there Are no unfounded soldiers a he said. A everyone of you was wounded in inside editorial.7a lifestyles.4a sports. 1b-3b Community calendar.3a dear abby.4b comic television 4b classified.5b-7b see obituaries rage 2 weather opinion today. Sunny with a High near 56. Tonight. Mostly Clear with a Low around 36. Wednesday. A 20 percent Chance of showers. Mostly sunny with a High near 57. Stage is set for Compromise in quest for teachers raises please Recycle Page 7a online at e 66000 02225 3 More than 5,0 x copies of the daily Home bring the news free to students each week you can help while you Ore on vocation Send in Educ your newspaper off to school Talladega 362-1000 Pell City 884-3400 Sylacauga 249-4311

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