City hires two in brief session

BY JOE COATES

Jerry Tobias was hired as a full-time firefighter, and Chandra Cooper was hired as a dispatcher during a very brief meeting of the Hazlehurst Board of Aldermen last Wednesday afternoon.  Present were aldermen Frank Jones, Buster Pickering and Shirley Sandifer, along with mayor Henry Banks.  Absent were aldermen Daryl McMillian and Dr. Richard Akin.

Tobias, who becomes the city’s fourth full-time paid firefighter, was approved 2-1 with Sandifer voting nay.  Cooper was approved by a vote of 3-0.

No other business was on the agenda.  The board will meet again at 6 o’clock in the evening on Tuesday, May 6.

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