Council appoints Cathey, Harwell

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The Lewisburg City Council will return to full strength in September after a special called meeting on Tuesday afternoon.

The three sitting members of the council unanimously voted to appoint Jack Cathey to fill the remaining term of 2nd Ward Councilman Artie Allen, who passed away in June.

The council interviewed Cathey and five other residents who’d expressed interest in filling the seat on Wednesday and Thursday last week.

Each were asked 11 questions regarding their qualifications, availability, and assessment of the city’s strengths and needs during the 30 minute interview period.

The other interested candidates were Fletcher Cathey, Jon Faill, John Christmas, Vicki Michael, and John Murray.

Cathey was nominated by Councilman Joe Bradford and confirmed by Councilmen Bam Haislip and Jerry Gordon.

Additionally, Mayor Jim Bingham stated at the close of the session that Peggy Harwell, widow of 3rd Ward Councilman C. H. Harwell, would be appointed, as well, to fill the remaining term of her husband, who passed away at the end of July.

Both new members of the council will be sworn in prior to the new council work session scheduled for September 7.

The remaining terms for both seats run through August 31, 2022.