Clerk hired on split 3-2 vote

Century approves Mayor Hawkins choice

The town of Century welcomes new billing clerk Toni Simmons following an interview and a 3-2 split vote approval at Monday night's council meeting.

An interview of candidate Simmons by the council was decided on at the Feb. 4 council meeting following Century Mayor Henry Hawkins recommendation to hire Simmons as billing clerk, and raise her pay hourly wage from $9.81 to $12. Councilwoman Ann Brooks said after checking the town charter, the council is only allowed to interview the candidate selected by the mayor and cannot make decisions about candidates otherwise.

Simmons was originally hired...