Information from WYSH Radio
Earlier this week, the board of directors of the Claxton Volunteer Fire Department voted against having a paid membership program like their counterparts in Andersonville.
The Andersonville Volunteer Fire Department’s subscription plan has drawn widespread and withering criticism, but this week, Claxton voted against charging residents and businesses in their coverage area for their services.
In an e-mail to WYSH, Anderson County Commissioner Tracy Wandell, who represents the Claxton community, said, “I am very appreciative of the initiative that Chief (Donnie) Shipley and the members of the CVFD have taken to ensure that our community will be served with no additional costs to our residents.”
Wandell also urged Claxton residents and business owners to take the time if they are financially able to make a donation to the department to allow them to “continue the dedicated service they provide.”
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