Flovilla city officials on Friday cut the ribbon on the fire department’s new station expansion.
Flovilla Fire Chief Shane Thompson said the addition, paid for with special purpose local option sales tax funds, gives the fire department an in-door training room, office space and a common area that includes a kitchen, lounge area, laundry facilities and two bunk rooms separated by a Jack-and-Jill bathroom.
City officials said last fall the municipal court was no longer necessary and had become costly over the past several years.
While Morgan did not state in the letter the reason for his resignation, Councilman J.C. Hosford told the audience at the meeting that Morgan had purchased a home outside the city limits of Flovilla and was therefore no longer eligible to serve.
Three firefighters received promotions, along with new helmets and badges, during a ceremony held as part of the Feb. 18 Flovilla City Council meeting.
Members of the Azalea, Cherokee and Mimosa garden clubs along with Jackson city officials planted three new red maple trees in the City of Jackson Cemetery Feb. 15.
The fire department placed first place in per capita funds raised by firefighters during the drive with an average of more than $2,600 raised by each firefigher. The department was recognized during the foundation’s 22nd annual Firefighters Recognition Luncheon and Awards Ceremony.