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By Gretchen McPherson
Ledger Staff 

Century employee hired without council consent


August 23, 2018

Century Council members were at odds Monday night on approving the firing of an employee at Century City Hall hired by Mayor Henry Hawkins without the council's prior consent.

Hawkins requested approval to hire Jolene Tipton at $9 an hour to work at the service payment window, although Tipton had already worked that day. Hawkins said he hired Tipton because former employee Christina Covan moved out of town and current employee Toni Simmons was on maternity leave so the staff was short.

Councilwoman Ann Brooks told the mayor that the town of Flomaton was run with two employees and she did no...

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