Baxley in south Butler County on Monday

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 12, 2006

Those who love Lucy – Lucy Baxley, that is – will have a chance to cheer the gubernatorial candidate on right here in Butler County next week.

The lieutenant governor will be bringing her gubernatorial campaign for &#8220a better Alabama” to south Alabama next Monday, March 13.

Baxley is slated to visit the cities of Georgiana, McKenzie, Red Level, Andalusia and Opp during her tour of the southern part of the state.

Baxley plans to discuss her goals and specific plans to improve public education, access to healthcare, economic development and ethics with supporters and interested citizens from across Butler and Covington Counties.

She also plans to field questions from members of the audience at each location visited.

The mayors of the two south Butler County towns on her tour say they are looking forward to Baxley's visit.

&#8220We are very excited to have Lucy coming to Georgiana. I have known her for many years and think very highly of her,” Georgiana Mayor Lynn Watson said.

&#8220Of course, we are always pleased when we have a gubernatorial candidate chooses to come to our little town of Georgiana.”

Mayor Betty Stinson of McKenzie said she is hoping for a &#8220good turnout” for Baxley in her town.

&#8220I think it's wonderful she is coming here, and I think she stands a good chance (in the Democratic primary). I feel like she will garner a good bit of support in this end of the county.”

Baxley's tour kicks off in Georgiana bright and early Monday morning, with the candidate slated to appear from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the L.A. Grill, located at 707 East State Highway 106. From 9 to 9:40 a.m., Baxley will be at the Country Caf\u00E9, located at 929 Crum Foshee Road in McKenzie.

From 10 to 11 a.m. the tour continues at Red Level's Southern Kitchen Buffet. From noon to 1:30 p.m., she will be at Larry's Bar-B-Que in Andalusia and from 2 to 3 p.m., at Opp's M.D. Caf\u00E9.

&#8220We encourage folks to come out, enjoy a good breakfast and listen to what Lucy has to say,” Watson said.