By Lacey Sharp
(KNOE 8 News) – The Monroe Free Press will remain the city’s official journal. In a split vote, the Monroe City Council voted to keep the weekly journal even with vocal opposition by Monroe’s administration.
One council member spoke in favor of keeping the Free Press as the official journal and one spoke out against it. The rest stayed silent. And during the vote, Councilman Ray Armstrong even abstained.
Even so, the Monroe Free Press will remain the official journal of the city of Monroe.
“I think they’ve done an outstanding job. There’s been a little glitches in it at first, but from there forward, they’ve done an outstanding job,” Councilman Kenneth Wilson said.
Councilwoman Gretchen Ezernak moved to have The News Star take the Free Press’ place on the resolution. She said The News Star reaches more people. No one would second that request and the motion failed.
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