December 14-- The mayor of Alamo is not guilty of stealing money from the city. According to The Advance newspaper, Debbie Joyce Fountain was acquitted by a Wheeler County Superior Court jury as was the former city clerk Gail Brown.
The two were indicted a year ago and Fountain says she plans to resume her duties as mayor after filing paperwork with the state regarding her acquittal. She had been suspended by Governor Nathan Deal following her arrest. Her term of office will expire in two years.