Battle to campaign in county Friday


Republican gubernatorial candidate Tommy Battle is making an afternoon swing in Walker County on Friday to campaign in advance of the June 5 primary. 

Outside of closed functions or press events that afternoon, Battle, who is the mayor of Huntsville, will seen around the downtown Jasper area Friday from 1:15-1:45 p.m., which may include the city hall, courthouse and merchants. 

The public is also invited to attend a 2 p.m. press conference for state media at a spec building at the Jasper Industrial Park. The event is set to last 30 minutes. 

Battle will have meet and greets for the public at Cordova City Hall from 2:45-3:15 p.m., and another in Dora City Hall for East Walker residents from 3:30-4 p.m.  Earlier he is set to speak at an invitation-only luncheon. 

One of his primary opponents, Gov. Kay Ivey, is set to be the guest speaker at the East Walker Chamber of Commerce banquet, which starts at 6 p.m. on Tuesday night at Bevill State Community College-Sumiton.

It will be her first appearance in the county this year; she visited Jasper in July 2017.  Battle came last month to Jasper for an outdoor candidate event, speaking for a few minutes.