Barton to take her late husband's council seat

Cheryl Barton to fill Fred Barton’s position

Cheryl Barton, the 68-year old widow of Fred Barton, will take the oath of office Monday afternoon to fill the unexpired term of her late husband on the Brewton City Council.

Last Monday, the Brewton City Council voted to name Cheryl Barton to the District 5 council seat. The seat will be on the 2020 municipal ballot. Cheryl Barton has said she will not run for a full term, but will only serve the remaining years of her late husband.

Fred Barton had represented District 5 since 2008 and was serving as mayor pro tem when he died on Aug. 6.

“The stipulation was that I wouldn't run for the seat,”...