HOBSON CITY — Officials on Monday agreed to buy more Christmas lights to hang above town roads some residents feel have been neglected, but haven’t made the purchase yet.

The Town Council voted unanimously to approve spending as much as $625 on the two lights, which hang from street lamps. It’s unclear exactly how much the lights will cost; Councilwoman Deneva Barnes said she forgot that paperwork.

They’ll be placed along Rock Quarry Road, she said, where “there were a lot of people complaining in the past.”

Council members also learned that a Thanksgiving dinner will be held in Hobson City on Thanksgiving Day at 11 a.m. at a large metal-shelled building behind Town Hall.

Hobson City’s Christmas parade, meanwhile, is set for Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.

The council’s members briefly discussed a homicide in the town over the weekend. Councilman Freddy Striplin asked the other members to “be in prayer.”

“That’s the only thing that can help us,” he said.

Neither the town’s clerk nor its mayor were present for Monday’s meeting — both were out sick, council members said — and the short meeting concluded with approval of a resolution meant to show appreciation for the country’s farmers.

The resolution is one the council approves each year around this time, Striplin said. The council’s members approved the document unanimously, but also had not seen it — Barnes said she’d forgotten it, too.

Staff writer Zach Tyler: 256-235-3564. On Twitter @ZTyler_Star.

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