An Alabama state circuit judge has put Cedar Bluff’s runoff election on hold. The election, which would have determined the mayor’s race and two council seats was set for Oct. 7. Judge William H. Rhea III of Etowah County also threw out two motions to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the city’s election held Aug. 26. Three candidates in the races for mayor and council seats in Cedar Bluff filed a lawsuit contesting the municipal election results because of alleged problems with absentee ballots.

(Rome News Tribune)