Former manager Rebecca Cantrell turned in her keys on Oct. 31, said Pam Richardson, town clerk. The town had three applicants for the job and the council hired Joy Smith as the new manager at a meeting Monday, she said.
The council also heard plans for the town’s Christmas parade on Dec. 7. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. at Ranburne Elementary School and travel down Main Street. Participants should be at the school to line up by noon, Richardson said.
The town had about 50 participants in the parade last year including antique cars, the school band and the fire department trucks, Richardson said.
“We’re expecting more this year,” she added.
At their October meeting, council members approved a request for a new streetlight at a crosswalk on Main Street in front of Ranburne High School.
Richardson said that Alabama Power had adjusted the beam and increased the wattage of the existing streetlight near Country Boys service station across from the high school. The adjustments improved the visibility of the crosswalk, so the company will not add another street light at that location, she said.
Staff writer Laura Camper: 256-235-3545. On Twitter @LCamper_Star.