EDITOR'S NOTE: Laurel Hill's city leaders answered our questionnaire about what they believe are the area's top priorities in 2014. We appreciate all of their responses.
What do you anticipate, or think should change, in 2014?
"We are hoping to replace some of the thin-walled (water) piping that we currently have. We also will have some new revenue from the (county) gas tax, which was recently passed."
Robby Adams, Laurel Hill Mayor
"We have had some problems in the past about ... getting the word out when (special council) meetings happen. I am working on a (city) resolution to solve that. The expectation is that, when you come here on the first of the month at 6 p.m., there will be no (special) meetings prior to that."
Larry Hendren, Laurel Hill City Council
"We are trying to get the roads taken care of and trying to get more businesses to the area. I would like to bring a band or a credit union to Laurel Hill. I am also looking forward to adding a new council member to working with us."
Johnny James, Laurel Hill City Council
"We need more jobs here for younger people, and we need programs to help these young people get jobs, because there really isn't anything here."
Willie Mae Toles, Laurel Hill City Council
"We are hoping to get some grant money and get some roads paved."
Betty Williamson, Laurel Hill City Council
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