The Primary Runoff elections held on Tuesday, August 27, produced several close races.
Voter participation was surprisingly low considering the Republican candidate for governor was still undecided. Of the county’s 16,906 registered voters, 5,383 cast ballots, which represented 31 percent.
Station 7 Fire and Rescue recently purchased an ARGO Avenger 8x8 Responder, which is the first vehicle of its kind in the county. The Avenger is an amphibious vehicle that can be used on land and water.
The City of Mendenhall opened bids for the 2019 paving project on June 17 and awarded the project to J & L Enterprises.
J & L quoted the city $119.17 per ton and for ultra-thin mix $124.85 per ton. The price for SSI TAC was listed at $5.18 per gallon. The city had used J & L Enterprises last year.
Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Mendenhall recently hosted a women’s conference. The theme of the conference was “A Day in the Life of a Woman.”
REAL Foundation President Chanda Roby said, “It was just an opportunity for women to listen to, encourage, and learn from each other.”