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House of Hope seeks funds from council

The Brundidge City Council met Tuesday night with three new members on the council.

Doug Holland, District1; Latisher Hall, District 2; and Marilyn Rodgers, District 5; are newly elected council members and join Margaret Ross, District 3, and Byron Gaynor, District 5, on the council. Mayor Isabell Boyd  was elected to serve a second term.

Alisha Carroll, House of Hope director, addressed the council and asked for the city’s support of the Adult/Teen Challenge transition home located on the corner of Lee and South Main streets.

Carroll said the House of Hope is a transition home for women who have successfully completed the Adult/Teen Challenge program and desire to transition back into community life.

“Last year, the House of Hope banquet provided funding for the us in addition to what the ladies contribute from the money they earn at jobs here in the local area,” Carroll said. “Because we are unable to have the banquet this year because of COVID-19, we are having to look for other funding sources. We are hopeful that the city will consider assisting the House of Hope. The ladies who live here love Brundidge and have found work in the area and have received promotions and opportunities that enable them to successfully return to their places in society.”

Brundidge City Manager Willie Wright informed the council that L&K will begin work on the city’s waterline improvement project which includes the replacement of 4-inch water lines with six-in lines on Oak, Ramage, Lee and Warsaw streets.

Council member Ross told the mayor and council that her desire for the new council is to be able to make strides in resolving the Mims Creek problems that plague the residents in the Johnson Street area.

Hall expressed her desire to serve her district and all city residents. She said she is willing and eager to learn and will be available when needed. Foster said, too, that he will be available to assist with the needs of his district.

The Brundidge City Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall.

The meetings are open to the public.