CAIRO — Incumbent Cairo City Council members Lannis Thornton, Bobby Gwaltney and Jerry Cox will remain on the Cairo City Council for another four years after they each defeated challengers in their districts Tuesday night.

City residents will also soon be able to purchase alcohol on Sundays after two separate resolutions passed.

In District 1, Thornton managed to fend off challengers Alicia Byrden-Gurley and Ann Williams. Thornton received 120 votes to Williams' 105. Gurley came in third with 79 votes.

Challenger Timia Brown managed to secure 60 votes, but it was not enough to topple Gwaltney's 305 votes.

Cox cruised to victory with 254 votes to challenger Emory Thomas' 48 in District 5.

Citywide, two resolutions concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays passed easily. The first, dealing with package sales of alcohol, passed by a margin of 757-503. The second, which dealt with the sale of alcohol by the drink, passed 741-528.

Thornton, Gwaltney and Cox's new terms, which are set to begin in January, will expire December 2023.

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