School board gives Jemison donation

Published 8:32 pm Monday, August 20, 2012

Superintendent Dave Hayden presents Mayor Eddie Reed and the Jemison City Council with a donation check from the Chilton County Board of Education.

Chilton County Schools Superintendent Dave Hayden presented the Jemison City Council with a $400 check on behalf of the Board of Education on Monday night.

The check, which is designated for the Jemison Public Library, came from funds raised by Pam Price, Tammie McGriff and others to help purchase textbooks for local students. It was given in appreciation to the city of Jemison for hosting various events at City Hall and the public library that have benefitted schools, students and faculty.

“We thought out of fairness, Jemison Town Hall deserves some of this,” Hayden said. “I certainly appreciate all the cooperation I’ve had from the town of Jemison. Working together, we can accomplish so much more.”

Mayor Eddie Reed and council members thanked Hayden, Price and McGriff for the donation.

“You’ve been very supportive of our schools,” Reed said. “We gladly accept this donation on behalf of the city. We know what state funding is like. We appreciate you so much.”

In other new business, the council approved the issuing of a liquor license to B-Mart and the hiring of a temporary, part-time employee to work in the front office of City Hall.

As a reminder, everyone who plans to vote Aug. 28 in the municipal election and who lives within the city limits of Jemison must vote at the Jemison Municipal Complex.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.