News Week of Aug. 20, 2014
JOYCE SMITH, JOHNNY BURGESS OWENS, IRENE CLEVENGER, HENRY KIRK, JOHN McCOY, CHARLES FOOSHE, WALTER DANIEL EDWARDS, WILLIE L. BOLDEN SR., CORA LEE NIX LARK, MARGARET B. PRATT, JENNIE MERCK, RICHARD PAUL, VALERIE E. KAY, DYLAN JAMES ALLEY, JEFFREY GREGGS, JEFFREY GREGGS,
The Williamston Town Council story in last week’s Journal incorrectly stated the savings to the town under a new attorney proposal which was approved by council with a 3-2 vote. The story should have read:
Following a brief executive session to discuss a contract matter, council returned to open session and in a 3-2 vote, named G. Lee Cole the new town attorney. According to Mayor Durham, Cole’s proposal for legal services for the town at $1700 per month will also provide broader services. The contract will save the town $300 per month, or $3600 yearly. After some discussion the mayor made a motion to name Cole the town attorney. Councilman Scott made a motion to consider current attorney, Thompson and King law firm.
The new proposal was was approved 3-2 with Councilman David Harvell and Otis Scott opposed.