In one of the shortest meetings in the past few years of the Hazlehurst City Council, one that clocked in at just under a half-hour, Mayor Bayne Stone and the councilmen passed a slew of motions, including denying a request to allow mobile homes to be placed on Jefferson Street within city limits and another approving annual Christmas and safety bonuses for city employees.
Sen. Blake Tillery (R – Vidalia) recently announced the City of Hazlehurst has been awarded a contract to fund the remarking, crack seal and overlay of Hazlehurst Airport’s runway as part of the Fiscal Year 2020 Airport Aid Program.
In a light voter turnout Tuesday, Bayne Stone was reelected Mayor of Hazlehurst over challenger Eric Griffin by a 305-208 vote.
The Mayor paid me a visit last week after I wrote my column about the coming traffic light at the intersection of Miller and Coffee streets. I ended the column by saying the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) would not pay the $150,000-plus cost of the traffic light. I was wrong.