Council recognizes 3 residents

Published 8:16 pm Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Andalusia City Council Tuesday took time to say thanks and/or recognize three individuals for their accomplishments.

Resolutions were presented to Byron Nichols, LaFerne Griggs, and Blanche Alverson.

Nichols, a retired Army major who served the country in World War II, the Korean and Vietnam, recently presented a gift of stock to provide for the perpetual care of U.S. flags at the Covington County Veterans Monument. Nichols was on the committee that established the monument.

Griggs recently retired from the Andalusia Public Library.

Alverson was recognized for her many accomplishments at Auburn University and the positive publicity she’s brought to her hometown. Alverson, an AU basketball standout, recently was named Miss Homecoming at Auburn. She was unable to attend the meeting because of basketball commitments, but was represented by her father, Bill Alverson, brother, William Alverson, and sister, Stella Alverson.


In other business, the council:

• approved a special event alcohol license for the Alabama Wildlife Federation for the Wild Game Cookoff.

• appointed Allan Cotton to the Downtown Redevelopment Board.

• Agreed to add change a parttime employee at the animal shelter to fulltime. Chief Wilbur Williams said the move was necessary because changes in state laws require training and certification of employees and outlawed the use of the gas chamber on animals. Instead, they must be individually euthanized.