“Community watch” discussion planned


Organizers of a “community watch” program plan a town meeting at the Electric City fire station beginning at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6.

The point of the meeting is to get like-minded citizens together to fight crime in their neighborhoods.

City Council members Birdie Hensley and Lonna Bussert have been working together to get the program going. While it isn’t an official city function, it has been a subject discussed at several council meetings.

The interest was fanned by the monthly police reports of illegal activity in the city.

People are asked to attend the meeting and voice their interest and concerns.

“It’s up to all of us to make our community a better place to live and work,” the group’s notice stated.

“If we are successful we might be able to divide interest up and create some block watches,” Hensley stated.

The public is encouraged to attend.

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