Phenix City, Hurtsboro hold runoffs Tuesday

Though the nation's big election day still is a month away, folks in Phenix City and Hurtsboro will be casting ballots today.

Hurtsboro is holding a runoff in its mayor's race, in which residents can vote 7 a.m.-7 p.m. CDT at the Town Hall, 522 Railroad St.

Phenix City has two runoffs on the ballot today, one for a citywide council seat and another for council's District 2. Residents there can vote 7 a.m.-7 p.m. EDT at three locations: the Central Activities Center, 1500 14th St.; the Roy Martin Center at 1100 Airport Road; and the Spencer Recreation Center, 400 Eighth Ave.

In Hurtsboro, the candidates vying for mayor are Teutonya Burns and Rayford Tapley. In the town election held Aug. 26, Tapley got 42 percent of the vote and Burns got 39 percent, according to the numbers recorded by Town Clerk Jim Baxley. A third candidate, Greg Smith, got 19 percent.

Phenix City's at-large council runoff pits incumbent Ray Bush against Planning Commissioner Jimmy Wetzel. In returns reported Aug. 26, Wetzel got 49 percent of the vote to Bush's 30 percent. A third candidate, J.W. Brannen, got 21 percent.

District 2 incumbent Gail Brantley faces Michelle Walker. According to the votes reported Aug. 26, Walker got 44 percent and Brantley 41 percent. The third candidate in that race, Georgia Laningham, got about 15 percent.