Residents prepare for general elections

From press and staff



With the General election for city officials less than a week away, residents in Louisville and Noxapater will have the power to shape the future of their communities with their votes.

In Louisville, Alderman At Large Francis Ball will face independent candidate Larry T. Veazey for the Alderman At Large position. Ball has been serving on the Board of Alderman for 16 years.

Residents of Louisville will also vote on the referendum for a proposed two percent tax levy on the room rentals for local hotel and motels to provide funds to promote tourism and parks and recreation within the City of Louisville. City officials are hoping this will stimulate the economic growth for Louisville, and all of Winston County.

In Noxapater, six persons will vie for five aldermen spots. Those signed up are Grady Suttle; Tom Bartholmew; Robert Wall, Jr.; Jessie James Hudson, Chris Wells and Brian Burrage. Residents will vote for the five they would like to see in office. The five candidates with the most votes will receive those spots. Noxapater only had Sammy Carter to seek the mayor’s post.

All registered municipal voters in the City of Louisville and the City of Noxapater are encouraged to vote. The City Hall in Louisville and Noxapater will be open on Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. to noon for absentee voting.

On June 4, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations: Ward 1, Louisville Coliseum, 201 Ivy Avenue; Ward 2, Old National Guard Armory, 503 Pontotoc Street; Ward 3, Voting Building at Lovorn Tractor Company, 713 East John C. Stennis Drive; and Ward 4, Louisville Housing Authority Community Center, 605 West Main Street, Louisville.

In Noxapater, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at City Hall on Election Day.