By Tammy Moore Teague
The top story for the month of October in our 2018 year-in-review is the appointment of Wally Gattis as the Mayor of the City of Barling. Gattis had been serving as Vice-Mayor for the city until the passing of long-time Mayor Jerry Barling. “I’ve lived in the city for 54 years,” Gattis stated. ” As long as we work as a team, we will win and I’ll do my best.” Gattis was sworn in immediately and will serve out the remaining term of former Mayor Jerry Barling, which goes through December.