Anniston Housing Authority

The Anniston Housing Authority is hiring a new executive director to fill a position that's been vacant since June of 2011.

The Anniston Star ( ) reports that Willie "Sonny" McMahand will begin heading the agency on Dec. 3.

McMahand is a 56-year-old native of Greenville, S.C. He has experience working in the public housing system there, in Durham, N.C. and in Charlotte, N.C.

McMahand also worked in Durham until he was laid off in December 2011 because of budget cuts.