Fayette City Council renews hospital tax

Shown at the Sept. 11 Fayette City Council meeting, from left: councilmen Jerry Nichols, Cedric Wilson and Jason Cowart, Mayor Ray Nelson, Councilman Eddy Campbell, Councilwoman Linda McCraw and City Clerk Dawn Clapp.

The Fayette City Council approved the renewal of the one-half cent sales tax that is earmarked for Fayette Medical center during its Sept. 11 meeting. Prior to the beginning of the meeting, Lee Auman, candidate for then United States House of Representatives, Fourth Congressional District, was introduced by Bobby Avant. Auman was allowed five minutes to speak and used that time to thank the council for their foresight in protecting the health and well-being of the citizens of the Fayette. Auman said that one of his top priority if elected would be to remove much of the burden for healthcare off of the backs of small communities and individuals. He said that Congress can and should do more to keep rural hospitals open and assure the people of this country that affordable, efficient healthcare is available to them.


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