- Cullman, Alabama


91 Year Old Mayor

This Oct. 10, 2012 photo provided by the Covington County (Ala.) Sheriff's Department shows Mary Ella Hixon, the longtime mayor of River Falls, Ala., who pleaded guilty to stealing $201,000 from the south Alabama town where she was mayor for three decades. River Falls is trying to sort out the mess left by a 91-year-old mayor and much of the task will fall to the newly appointed mayor, Patricia Gunter, who took office after Hixon pleaded guilty to theft. Gunter lost a mayoral race to Hixon in August and in 1996. Now, it's her job to get the Covington County town of 510 people back on stable footing.