Two declare for Russell school booard

Two people have declared their candidacy for a seat on the Russell County School Board.

J.W. Brannen, chair of the Russell County Democratic Party, said incumbent Alphonso Johnson and Larry Laney, a retired school principal, are both running for the at-large seat on the seven member school board.

No one has turned qualified yet to run for the District 1 position, the other seat up for election on the board. The seat is currently held by Dillie Elliot.

Qualifying for the Democrats concludes at 5 p.m. EST on April 4.

Qualifying for Republicans closes March 28 at 5 p.m.