Council votes 4 to 1 on new interim city manager

In a vote of 4 to 1, the Century Council approved hiring Vernon Prather as Interim City Manager, as current Interim City Manager Edwin “Buz” Eddy has fulfilled his obligations to the town.

Even though Prather does not have a four-year degree, his skills and experience, according to Eddy, make him the most qualified for the position.

“I don't know anyone else in this area who can walk through a waste water treatment plant and see the kinds of issues that need to be addressed,” said Eddy. “He works with Heath and the staff to make the adjustments that need to be made. There just needs to be one...