Ferriday Council appoints alderman to fill board vacancy

FERRIDAY, La. (AP) - Ferriday aldermen have appointed Johnnie "Rip" Woodruff to fill a vacancy on the board.

Woodruff's appointment comes after alderman Johnnie Brown's death on March 16th. Woodruff will fill the District D seat on the board of aldermen until a special election later this year.

Woodruff is a former police officer and is now a substitute teacher. He says he will consider running for the board in the special election.

The town also adopted a proclamation to hold a special election for the District D alderperson seat on Oct. 14, 2017.