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Paid holidays increase in Whitwell

Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 12:27 pm

LACIE SILVA – Editor

In a unanimous move to regulate standards across the county, Whitwell board of commissioners approved the addition of several paid holidays for all city employees.

Previously, Jasper and South Pittsburg had 14 paid holidays while Whitwell only had 11. Mayor Sandra Crabtree brought the item to the board’s attention in an effort “to be uniform across the county.” Commissioner Dillon motioned to approve the addition of the holidays and Commissioner Adams seconded the motion. Following which the board approved without objection. The county officials and workers will enjoy the following as paid holidays moving forward:

New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King Day

Presidents Day

Good Friday

Memorial Day

Juneteenth

Fourth of July

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Veterans Day

Thanksgiving and Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving)

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

The Marion Tribune – January 25, 2024