Washington, DC – Congressman Spencer Bachus is now one of the newest members of a powerful congressional committee. He's on the Republican Steering Committee of the House of Representatives. His colleagues elected Bachus to the position this week. He'll represent Region Nine which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. The G-O-P Steering Committee is responsible for determining the committee chair of the House of Representatives and all Republican committee assignments for the next Congress.
Huntsville, AL – A leader on Alabama A&M University's board of trustees says a secret vote on whether to ask for President John Gibson's resignation was not deadlocked at five-to-five. That's why the board attorney and secretary had reported. But board president protem Clinton Johnson says it was five-to-four in favor of asking Gibson to quit. Gibson has refused to resign and now faces a board meeting on December 10.
Greensboro, AL – An election dispute continues in Greensboro as a judge considers what to do about a box of absentee ballots. Vanessa Hill lost the local mayor's race to Johnnie Washington, but Hill wants the results overturned. She says illegal votes helped Washington win. Washington defeated Hill by 90 votes in a September 14th runoff. That includes 251 absentee votes for Washington and 51 for Hill. Hill's attorney wants to inspect the absentee ballots for any evidence of tampering.