Three local races were decided in the run-off election Tuesday, Oct. 6. In the Bear Creek mayor's race, Rob Taylor defeated incumbent Tammie Rowe Batchelor. Taylor got 161 votes compared to Batchelor's 139. In the run-off election for Council, Place 1, James Weeks is the winner with 166 votes, compared to 129 votes cast for Mark Cofield.
In the race for Haleyville City Council Place 5, Brian Berry defeated incumbent Richard "Bicycle" Bittinger. Berry received 199 votes for 59.6 percent of the vote, compared to Bittinger's 135 votes for 40.4 percent of the vote.
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