Florala Mayoral Runoff Controversy

Covington County District Attorney Greg Gambril held a news conference to discount an advertisement being circulated by a Florala mayoral candidate.

District Attorney Gambril says the paper flyer has been posted throughout Florala. Gambril says it misrepresents his opinion on the controversy surrounding the question of whether Newton Peters is a resident of the city.

The district attorney says it is not in his domain to settle the residency question.

Several residents claim that Peters' primary residence is outside the city limits, however maintains an old trailer in town which is uninhabitable.

Unlike the flyer claims, Gambril has not cleared the residency complaint.

Peters opponent, Florala councilman Robert Williamson, says the residency issue has been the main concern during the campaign.

When contacted by News 4, Peters says it was his understanding that the district attorney did not have a problem with his residency.

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