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SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Turner exemplifies ‘concerned citizen’

December 16, 2013

Starkville’s Alvin Turner has been an tireless liaison between the Board of Aldermen and his fellow Ward 7 residents for years and is an active member of the local NAACP chapter. (Submitted photo)

For Alvin Turner, ability is a state of mind.

Physical disability relegates him to walking with a cane, but it doesn’t douse his fire to serve his community. Nor does it stop him from routinely appearing in public before the Starkville Board of Aldermen as an unofficial citizen liaison for Ward 7 and the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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