Overby Files For Selma Mayor - William Overby has no problem with current Selma Mayor Charles Hester but he wants his job. Late Monday, Overby filed for the mayors seat at the Johnston County Board of Elections. Overby, who is a staff programmer for IBM, and does much of his work from his Dixie Drive home, says Mayor Hester has done a great job, but he wants to see changes. Overby, who is 54, and has never run for elected office, said he had been considering running for the position for the past several years. He says he would like to see citizens in Selma get more recognition. He points to a senior citizens day that is held only once a year. As far as the recent dispute between the current mayor and the Selma Fire Department, Overby said the town needs a full-time fire chief. He also wants to see firefighters become first responders for Selma EMS. Also Monday, Princeton Mayor Don Rains filed for re-election. Rains is seeking his fourth term as Princeton mayor. The filing period for municipal elections remains open until July 20.
I don't personally know William Overby, but would like to get to know him soon. I like the info I see in the news report so far.