Articles written by Butch Lee

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  • Thank you for running my letter

    Butch Lee, Guest Writer|Sep 26, 2019

    Mr. Editor Thank you for allowing me to share some thoughts concerning the laws and issues I felt needed to be addressed during the publication of last week’s paper. Many people have commented on my article in the paper. It wasn’t comments about a specific person, but more of one that represented a thankful manner of bringing to light some of the issues that surrounds the Town of Flomaton and the laws and constitution that govern how a municipality should function. The laws are set in place to protect general fund money of a town or city in...

  • Mayor is getting it wrong

    Butch Lee, Guest Writer|Sep 12, 2019

    Mr. Editor In response to your article and opinion on the issue I brought forward at the council meeting, I wanted to elaborate a little on the reasoning behind why this was important. I guess I spent many years knowing and believing that no one person was above any other when it came to the laws which govern municipalities within the state. Well, much to my surprise, it is everywhere else except here. Apparently, it is ok for an elected official to make purchases from his business using municipal funds. Apparently, it is ok to miss direct paym...