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Hazlehurst city board averts crisis

By Anna Coates

In a called meeting Sept. 14, the five-member Board of Aldermen of the City of Hazlehurst unanimously passed the 2021-2022 fiscal budget.

Police officers were awarded raises upon certification, increasing their pay to $35,000 per year. Other needed raises were granted as well, across all departments. A very minor adjustment was made to the salary of Mayor Kenneth “Hog” Ramsey.