ATHENS — Athens' City Council has approved a bonus for city retirees a month after Decatur's council rejected the state-authorized bonus plan, but one Athens council member was hesitant about the cost.

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—erica.smith@decaturdaily.com or 256-340-2460.

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Charlie Specoli

Actually if some research had been done on this article, you have have noticed that since the City of Decatur said no to retirees, not only has Athens said yes but so has the City of Gadsden, and the City of Huntsville. None of those cities made the arrogant and insulting remarks like Decatur Mayor Bowling and councilman McMasters did that being the retirees knew what their pay was when they retired.

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