Piedmont mayor resigns, cites health concerns

PIEDMONT, Ala. (AP) – Piedmont Mayor Rick Freeman has announced he’s resigning from office after less than a year because of health issues.

Freeman has declined to specify what health issues he’s facing. During a meeting Wednesday, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Baker said Freeman will confirm his resignation in writing and City Council will likely hold a special meeting to accept it Friday.

The Anniston Star reports Freeman presided over a meeting two weeks ago and some were caught off guard because he said then that he’d stay in office despite his health concerns.

Freeman, who was elected in November, says a doctor’s recent diagnosis factored into his decision.

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Information from: The Anniston Star

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