Selma City Workers Get One-Time Raise

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By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  The city of Selma spread a little Christmas cheer to city workers with a one-time raise just in time for the holidays.

Each of the city's more than 300 employees got a check ranging from $200 to $1600 dollars depending on how long they've been on the job.

City leaders say more than $400,000 dollars was given out to city workers at a Christmas luncheon Thursday.

Leon Mason, Jr. has been employed in the Public Works Department for about nine years.

"Perfect timing, great timing for it," said Mason. "Can't wait to hit Wal-Mart today."

The money for the raises came from a half-cent sales tax increase that went into effect in the city back in April.




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