This Week in Canton History

March 2, 1961-City Council And Mayor Races Fail To Gain Interest (headlines)-With the deadline, March 4 approaching, the city secretary told the press Wednesday that there has not been a single candidate file for place on the city ballot for the election to be held in April. The mayorship, currently held by Sam Hilliard, is for re-election along with two places on the city Council, B. M. Clark and Harvey Fincher occupied these positions on the current council. Holdover aldermen are B. R. Mahaffey, Travis Coleman and Jiggs Reynolds. Clyde Elliott, Jr. is also up for reelection as city attorney. The incumbent mayor and incumbent councilman are expected to file if no other candidates run for the post. There is a lack of issues in city government causing interest to lag in the races.


John B. Ferguson, 78, Interment was in Haven of Memories Memorial Park.

William Edward Norrell, 72, Interment Carter Cemetery under direction of Eubank Funeral Home

  1. for Mrs. Guineth Lavona Peden, 41, Interment was in Haven of Memories Memorial Park.

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