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- Oxford Mayor says council must pay for
- Contribution made to Community
- Arrests made in Lincoln death
Oxford Mayor says council must pay for
Mayor Leon Smith told City Council members Tuesday that they will
get a report on city spending they requested from the city finance
director , But it will cost council members $2
a page and the mayor said there are quite a few pages. Council
members argued that the Council doesn't have to pay for the report
which is required under the law.Council President Mike Henderson
said the City Council requested the report because Smith has accused
the council of spending money "wastefully." The request to the
finance director specifically requested information on payment to
two men hired by the city Fred Denney and Scott Stephens. Council
members said both men were hired by Mayor Smith as project managers,
but the council does not have a clear idea of what they're being
Contribution made to Community Foundation
After decades of pollution and years of
cleaning up, the Foothills Community Partnership Tuesday handed over
$500,000 to the Calhoun County Community Foundation. The money will
be used for grants in three major areas; safety and wellness,
environmental and economic benefits and education. Community
foundation officials say that Tuesdays gift will allow the
foundation to greatly expand its operations. They have major funds
devoted to other purposes, such as Christian missionary work and
education. Currently, many of the grants are involved in health
care, with projects such as AIDS screening, care for the uninsured
and purchasing defibrillators.
Arrests made in Lincoln death
Lincoln police have arrested Two men in
connection with the death of a Lincoln man last week. 25 year old
Kareem Orr, and 23 year old Willie Cross Jr. have been charged with
leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. Authorities said 21
year old Tonquerrius Leron Miller, was struck and killed June 30
after a vehicle left the roadway and sped toward a crowd of people
gathered at an empty wooded lot in Lincoln. Authorities said Orr and
Cross each posted a $10,000 bond.
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