New Leaders In Manchester

Lonnie Norman signs paperwork becoming Manchester's new mayor... Photo by Barry West

A new mayor and three new aldermen were sworn into office last night in Manchester. Lonnie Norman replaces Betty Superstein as mayor. Incumbent aldermen Ryan French and Roxanne Patton were also sworn in. They are joined by newcomers Russell Bryan, Tim Pauley, and Cheryl Swann. Alderman Donnie Parsley remains on the board; his seat was the only one not up for election on Aug. 2.
During the meeting Mark Yother was named police chief, and Charlie Taylor was named the new fire chief. Ross Simmons, who was serving as the safety commissioner in charge of both departments, announced his retirement recently.