New Century Mayor, Council Members Take Office

January 8, 2008

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Freddie McCall, Sr. was sworn in as the new mayor of Century Monday night, and Ann Brooks and Nadine McCaw were sworn in as new council members.

century010708mccall.jpgMcCall (pictured left) defeated former mayor Evelyn Hammond 341 to 241. Controversy followed, with allegations of wrongdoing by both candidates, but the State Attorney’s Office found no criminal action by either candidate.

At Monday night’s meeting, the Century Town Council voted to forgive several year’s worth of back garbage fees the town said 16 business and residential customers owed. Click here for complete details on this story from NorthEscambia.com.

“I look forward to working with the new council and the citizens,” McCall said. “We are going to straighten out this garbage issue and some other things.”

century010708mccaw.jpgMcCaw (pictured left) won seat number two on the Century Town Council in November, defeating write-in candidate Sheryl Jordan by a three to one margin. McCaw received 294 votes, while Jordan received 101 votes. McCaw defeated James Sutton 348 to 252 in the October 9 city primary.

For town council seat one, Ann Brooks (pictured at top of page being sworn in by Town Clerk Dorothy Sims) defeated 30-year incumbent Marie McMurray 412 votes to 183 in October.

Council member Henry Hawkins read a plaque for outgoing mayor Evelyn Hammond at the close of the meeting. “Your achievements will not be forgotten,” the plaque stated. Hammond was not present.

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