UPDATE: Ledbetter named Aberdeen Electric Department manager

By Jeff Clark/Monroe Journal

In a special-called meeting of the Aberdeen Board of Aldermen, the board voted 3-2 to hire former Okolona Electric manager Jerry Ledbetter.

Ward 1 Alderman Alonzo Sykes and Ward 2 Alderman Cloyd Garth voted against the motion, which was made by Ward 5 Alderman John Allen.

Ledbetter, 62, said he would like to begin work Monday, April 12.

“I am looking forward to this, Ledbetter said. “I think the Aberdeen Electric Department needs some leadership. I want to enforce the city’s policies and treat everyone fairly across the board.”

Ledbetter’s starting salary will be $45,000.