MILLINTON, TN (abc24.com) - Five people filled out applications to become the interim Mayor of Millington but when it came time to interview, two people withdrew their names because they said they'll be running for the seat and one was a no-show.
Two people stepped up to the podium at Millington City Hall with hopes of becoming the next mayor. One was Linda Carter, a former Millington Alderman herself. She told the board, "I have watched the last 2 years with much chagrin and embarrassment."
Her embarrassment, she said, stems from the problems the soon-to-be former Mayor, Richard Hodges, has brought the city with his arrest on bribery charges. Carter said her goal was to improve the town's image.
The other applicant to address the board was former Deputy Chief of Special Operations for the Memphis Police Department, Jim Music. His focus is on school consolidation. He said, "Memphis broke it, let them fix it. Don't cry to the county saying take it back, but let us control it."
The Millington Board of Aldermen will select the interim Mayor on Friday, Jan. 13th.