County workers paving Hobson City streets this week
by Eddie Burkhalter
eburkhalter@annistonstar.com
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HOBSON CITY – Workers from the Calhoun County Highway Department will continue this week to pave Hobson City streets.

County trucks roamed the town Monday, paving a portion of Washington Street, said Councilwoman Deneva Barnes during Monday’s council meeting.

Other streets to be paved in the next several days are Morgan, Draper, Bruce and Lincoln streets.

“So far, it has been pretty good,” Barnes said.

The Calhoun County Commission is paying for the roadwork, McCrory said, but she could not immediately give an estimated cost for the project Monday.

Mayor Alberta McCrory also said crews on Saturday will pick up large trash items left curbside by participants of the town cleanup event held last week.

McCrory said fewer people than she had hoped took part in the final day of the cleanup, but several homeowners did work throughout the week cleaning up their property.

“A lot of people are moving slow, but they’re doing what they can,” Barnes said.

A worker from Quality of Life Health Services in Gadsden will be traveling to Hobson City some time in the coming weeks to help residents sign up for healthcare made available by the Affordable Care Act, McCrory said.

“We know there are lots of people here without affordable health care,” McCrory said.

A date for the health care signup has not been set, but residents will be notified as soon as possible once it has, McCrory said.

Patrols from Calhoun County Sheriff deputies – who are on contract with the town — seem to be having an effect on speeding drivers, said Councilman Freddie Striplin.

Speeders have been a problem in town, Striplin said, and the increased issuance of traffic tickets in recent weeks has slowed them down.

The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Town Hall.

Staff writer Eddie Burkhalter: 256-235-3563. On Twitter @Burkhalter_Star.

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