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HAMLET – The Hamlet City Council set a special meeting Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. for the discussion of new playground equipment for the improvement of South Hamlet Park.

Mayor William Bayless opened the special session by expressing remorse for the neglect of South Hamlet park in lieu of renovations to two other Hamlet City parks, W.D. James and Memorial Parks.

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HAMLET -- The Hamlet City Council held its July meeting Tuesday night at council chambers located at 201 Main Street in Hamlet.

In the first city council meeting since the cancellation of the Fourth of July events, constituents and city employees filled the chambers to hear a variety of reports of the city's well-being. In an atmosphere that can be defined as "calm, cool and collected," the council was readily prepared to discuss last week's holiday events.

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Hamlet City Manager Jonathan Blanton published an open letter to the citizens of Hamlet and the surrounding communities yesterday on the city's Facebook page, defending the city's decision to cancel July 4 festivities. Below is the complete transcript of that letter:

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