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The Sophia Town Council meeting Thursday night brought good news to its local citizens despite a harsh economic downturn.

Mayor Harry Taylor and the town council worked on several resolutions that could bring jobs and safer streets for Sophia.

One proposal from the town's mayor was to hire two additional police officers, which the council was more than happy to approve given that one of its main concerns was police protection.

Currently, the town of Sophia has only three different officers covering all shirts after one policeman recently dropped out of police academy.

The extra officers will allow for protection at all times of the day and night.

According to Mayor Taylor, "That would give us 24/7 coverage in the town all the time. Right now we have three shifts we have to work out where an officer has to work some overtime."

Assisting in the patrols will be the four brand new Impala police cruisers which are now paid for in full.

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