Jackson's Gap Mayor Dies, Community Shocked
The mayor of Jackson's Gap, in Tallapoosa County, passed away unexpectedly Monday. Tonight, the town council called a special meeting to determine what happens next.
Shock and sadness is setting in for the residents of Jackson's Gap.
"This was a shock to us," said longtime friend Margaret Ray.
According to the town council, she passed away Monday at East Alabama Medical Center due to complications following surgery.
Canham had been campaigning and her name will remain on the ballot. Her only opposition is local businessman Michael Crouch.
"I don't know what will take place now. We will just see," said Ray.
Jackson's Gap Town Council says, if Janis Canham is elected mayor, it will be the council's job to appoint a new mayor.
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