Century mayor to address the money Monday

Audit shows payroll taxes not being paid; checks written with no money in the bank

“I will give a statement on the economic status of the town on Monday,” said Century Mayor Henry Hawkins. “I'm not going to comment until Monday. I am working on a policy so our people can do their jobs and not feel like they're being attacked or intimidated.”

As Councilwoman Ann Brooks, Sandra McMurray Jackson, Councilman Luis Gomez, CPA Robert Hudson and Century Town Clerk Kim Godwin met with auditors in a preliminary audit meeting down the hall to give their findings, Mayor Hawkins remained in his office Tuesday morning, tight-lipped, saying, “I've learned to pick my fights.”

The situation...