"Rat" and Elaine Dearmon

A Humbling Experience

“A HUMBLING EXPERIENCE”
Another Letter to The Editor

“In Grateful Appreciation to “Rat” and Elaine Dearmon for Their Many Years of Selfless Service with the Semmes Volunteer Fire Department Serving and Protecting the Citizens of Semmes”

 

It can be a humbling experience witnessing ordinary citizens banding together for their community to set right an injustice….and humbling it was last night in Semmes as I looked around at the faces of the men gathered outside of the Semmes Volunteer Fire Station No. 1 on Wulff road. It was very clear from the mood among these gentlemen that they were determined to liberate these stations last night not only to safe guard the citizens of Semmes but, to honor the memory of a family and a man that they had looked up to in this community when they were just young boys.  I had been asked to be there by Mr. Mickey Dearmon in order to provide photographic documentation of the conditions of the stations and any equipment that was found inside. Called into service again by their ex-chief, Mickey Dearmon, these men rallied to his side after Mr. Dearmon worked tirelessly to obtain court documents granting him as acting SVFD Fire Chief, the power to seize both Fire Station No. 1 and Fire Station No.

City Crews on Jarvis Property

PRIVATE PROPERTY DESTROYED BY CITY HALL… INCOMPETENCE OR INTENTION?

PRIVATE PROPERTY DESTROYED BY CITY HALL… INCOMPETENCE OR INTENTION? Around noon on Tuesday, September 13th, I received a call to come to Firetower Road about 1/4 mile south of Moffett Road (Hwy 98). The call was from Ms. Susan Jarvis, the owner of some properties on Firetower Road. Ms. Jarvis said that City Of Semmes employees were cutting down Camellias on property owned by her family. Upon arriving at Firetower Road I could see several Mobile County Sheriff’s vehicles and several personal vehicles.

Mayor Hale Gracefully Acknowledges Defeat At Polls

On Tuesday, August 30, 2016, as prescribed by Alabama state law, Mayor Judy Hale along with all Semmes City Council members, convened for canvassing and certifying election results for the Semmes Municipal Election on August 23, 2016. Semmes City Clerk, Brandi Michelsen, as required by state law, was the caretaker of all voting materials submitted to election officials and returned by election officials to Semmes City Hall. At question in the canvassing and certifying was the winner for city council place #2. Results from voting machines credited incumbent Howard Smith with 272 votes and challenger Tony Ebright with 267 votes. The purpose of the canvass is to account for every ballot cast and ensure that every valid vote cast is included in the election totals.