By JB Clark
PLANTERSVILLE – Residents will have a new representative on the Plantersville Board of Aldermen after voters selected Shelton Shannon to fill a vacancy.
The 60-year-old lifetime Plantersville resident said he wants to improve on what the community has and take it to greater heights by working with the people in the community.
Tuesday’s election was a runoff resulting from a special held April 8 in which 126 residents voted for Shannon, 102 for Charlotte Diggs and 54 for Chink Freeman. The runoff was necessary since no candidate carried a 50-percent (plus one vote) majority. Tuesday, Shelton received 185 votes to Diggs’ 90.
The vacancy was created after Ketrick Marion, 35, resigned from the board in February, following his guilty plea to charges of aggravated domestic violence.
He was sentenced to 20 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, all of which is suspended pending good behavior.