The outgoing Board of Aldermen shortly before four aldermen surrendered their seats on Dec. 12. Post photo   Dec. 12 was the last Board of Aldermen meeting for four aldermen. They included: One-term Ward 1 alderman Dallas Blackiston, who sought reelection but came in third in a three-person race won by his predecessor, Sabrina Bengel Two-term Ward 2 alderman Victor Taylor, who did not seek reelection and who was replaced by Jamee Harris. Half-term alderman E.T. Mitchell, who was appointed to the board and who did not run for reelection; she was replaced by Bobby Aster. Two-term Ward 5 alderman Bernard White, who lost hisRead More →

Members of the new Board of Aldermen moments after taking their seats. They are, from left, Sabrina Bengel, Jamee Harris, Bobby Aster, Dana Outlaw, Johnnie Ray Kinsey, Barbara Best, and Jeffrey Odham. Post photo   Three of four new aldermen who took their seats on Dec. 12 bring with them enough experience that it would be inaccurate to call them rookies. Sabrina Bengel, who bested incumbent Dallas Blackiston, boating instructor Tony Bonnici and a hard challenge by retired chemist Anne Schout, has a long history of community involvement, owns real estate and businesses downtown, and previously served on the Board of Aldermen as Ward 1Read More →