By Terry Harpole
MABEN — Voters here went and voted in a brand new city hall Nov. 6.
In fact, the meeting of the mayor and Board of Alderpersons was held in the new city hall the night before. We say “Alderpersons” because we have one lady on the board, and she is currently mayor pro tem.
The polls here in Maben opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 7 p.m., and early voting was good. By 11:57 a.m., 92 people had voted, and many more were expected to vote before the polls closed.
The people from Maben take pride in voting since a good share of state officials and even county officials have been from Maben, including Glenn Hamilton, Oktibbeha County circuit clerk; Amy Tuck, now living in Starkville, as only the second woman ever to serve as lieutenant governor of Mississippi; Thomas L. Bailey, who died in office as Mississippi governor; and Bill Harpole, who served in county and state offices.
The people of Maben were happy to be able to go and vote in this new City Hall, which had dedication and open house Dec. 11 (article to run next week).