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Brewton adopts 'City of Character' at council meeting

By By BILL CRIST – Publisher
Stating the intention of "focusing the attention of our community on the importance of good character," Bob McMillan presented a resolution to the Brewton City Council on behalf of the Character Project at the council's meeting on Tuesday.
Beginning in December, city department heads will participate in a weekly training session. Then in January, all city employees will get involved, focusing on a different positive character trait each month.
McMillan said the group has already begun working with the schools and wanted to get the city on board as one of the first organizations to adopt the program. He said that there are 49 positive character traits that are focused on each month. The city will pay $1 per employee per month for training materials.
According to the resolution, which the councilmen signed after the presentation, Brewton is now a "city of character" joining cities across the nation as part of the character education program. In addition to the monthly training, the city will help promote that month's assigned character trait within the community as a whole.