By Morgan Bryce
The Smiths Station City Council voted unanimously to approve the installation of pavers in front of the Historic Jones Store Museum during their regular meeting last Tuesday that would honor two individuals who made lasting contributions to the city.
This year’s honorees are S.L. Mullin and J.B. Page, who were selected by members of Smiths Station Historic Preservation Commission.
According to Mayor F.L. “Bubba” Copeland, Mullin was the patriarch of a family whose life in Smiths Station spans five generations and donated tracts of land now in use by Midway, Mt. Olive and Philadelphia Baptist churches. He added that Page worked for more than 40 years as an administrator at Smiths Station High School.
“These men and their legacies are part of the foundation of our great city, and these pavers are a way for us to commemorate their contributions and impact on Smiths Station residents for years to come,” Copeland said.
Standing between representatives from Chattahoochee Valley Community College, Copeland read a proclamation declaring Sept. 22 to 28 as “Adult Literacy Week” in the city.
The city also received a donation of a flag from local Woodmen of the World representative Ricky Thornton to be used for a new flagpole at the Smiths Station Sports Complex. Thornton’s organization, along with Flags for Vets, helped gift the flagpole for use at a recently completed field at the facility.
In other business, the council:
- approved the financial statement for the month of August
- approved a motion setting Halloween trick-or-treating festivities from 5:30 to 8 p.m. E.S.T. within city limits
- voted to approve Copeland’s call for the city’s annual audit.
The Smiths Station City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, with a work session beginning at 5:30 p.m. E.S.T. and regular meeting at 6 p.m. Their meetings are held within the council chambers of the Smiths Station Government Center, which is located at 2336 Lee Road 430. For more information, call 334-297-8771 or visit www.smithsstational.gov.