Johnson ready to ‘do more for Clio’ as mayor: Lifelong resident is first African-American mayor

first_img Johnson ready to ‘do more for Clio’ as mayor: Lifelong resident is first African-American mayor Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… As the first African American mayor of Clio, Kenneth Johnson is excited, ready and highly motivated to revive the heartbeat of his hometown.After serving on the Clio Town Council for 20 years, Johnson was sworn in as the town’s mayor at 5:30 p.m. November 2 at the Clio Town Hall. Johnson said he is honored to serve his hometown as its mayor and his looking forward to the opportunities for service as well as the challenges. Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Early turnout is heavy in Pike County Early morning voting  in Brundidge was steady with only a short rush or two, said Myron Jones, inspector, at Brundidge… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 7:43 pm Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Johnson said he knows attracting businesses to Clio won’t be easy but every effort to do so will be made.“We are a small town but we’ve got the Dollar General and the Family Dollar and both of them are doing good,” Johnson said. “I’d like to see a restaurant in here that would serve fried catfish and chicken, peas and collards. Things like that would go good around here.  Even though it’s hard to compete with Walmart, a small grocery store would keep our residents from having to drive to Ozark or Troy.”Johnson has a wish list and a “can do” list for the Town of Clio and he plans to work from both during his tenure as the mayor of Clio, his hometown. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Latest Stories Johnson said he is proud of his military service but he was also proud to come home to Clio.He went to work for the post office in Clio and worked there for 21 years and retired.Now, as the town’s mayor, Johnson said he will devote much of his time to bringing about positive change in Clio.“We have done a lot small things to improve our town but we need to focus more on the bigger things,” Johnson said. “When I was out campaigning, what I heard the most was that we needed to clean up the town. So, that is going to be one of the first things we are going to do – get Clio cleaned up and looking good.” By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content By The Penny Hoarder Book Nook to reopen Print Article You Might Like “I have lived in Clio all my life and I love the town and the people,” he said. “I appreciate the opportunity the people of Clio have given me to serve as their mayor. I had been on the council for 20 years and thought I had done all that I could from that position. I wanted to do more so I decided to run for mayor.”Johnson grew up in a large family “right here in Clio.”“All of us worked on the farm and my mother did house work,” Johnson said. “I went to school here in Clio and, when I finished school I went into the Army and served for six years.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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