Mayor's Statement

Love and Politics By: Rose Hattenbarger



Ya’ll don’t know how relieved I am that this Election is over. I think I speak for many when I say this, especially Mayor Hayes. It has just seemed to consume all of the wonderful Bluebellian energy the past couple weeks. I, for one, am looking forward to the beginning of football season, and cool weather. Politics makes people so crazy.

Do you know what else makes people crazy? New love!! Unlike Justin and Selena, talk of a sprouting love in town is heating up – Lavon Hayes and Ruby Jeffries. Who knew that after all these years of not speaking and all these months of fighting, there was true love brewing underneath it all?! It’s really so very inspiring. Kind of like something you’d see on an episode of “Sex and the City”. I almost want to narrate their love story in my head a la Carrie Bradshaw. Oh, who am I kidding, I’ve totally been doing that already.

So, I guess this means Ruby is here to stay, which I don’t hate because Ruby is definitely a new type of style that this town needs. She’s smart, sassy, stylish, and a good female role model for us up-and-coming lady entrepreneurs. This excitement is like what I felt when Zoe came to town. Maybe we can be the new power trio in BlueBell!! You can never have enough big city ladies in small town BlueBell!