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BOMA honors eleven for 104 collective years of service

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BOMA honors employees citizens

On Monday, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen honored eleven employees for their years of dedication to their jobs in the community.

Mayor George Flaggs Jr. opened the meeting with a prayer and, after reciting the pledge, praised the city for how it handled this year’s pageant season in a fun and safe manner.

“The city has done a great job in ensuring the well-being of the pageant attendees… It’s going well,” said Flaggs before pausing to acknowledge the tragedy of another homicide in our city on Sunday, which he stressed was “senseless, senseless.”

The Board then honored Margaret Smith as its Star Senior this month.

“She’s very positive; she always speaks highly of the city and all that it offers her,” said Jennifer Harper, Director of the Senior Center.

Smith expressed gratitude at being chosen and further praised the Senior Center: “I’d like to say that Vicksburg is so blessed to have a place where senior citizens can gather together.”

Next, the Board honored 11 citizens for their many years of service. Certificates of thanks were given to Katherine Webb of the Water & Gas Administration, Sharon Christmas of the Gas Department (both for one year of service), Eugene Henyard of the Recreation Department (seven years), Brina Buie of the Water & Gas Administration, Lashon Bailey of the Water & Gas Administration (both for eight years), Monica Shorter of the Auditorium (nine years), James Williams of the Police Department (10 years), and finally, for their 15 years each, Julian Tolliver of the Ambulance Department, Alfred Patton of the Ambulance Department, Courtney Reed of the Fire Department, and Tavares Hatchett, also of the Fire Department.

Altogether, these employees have collectively served over a century for Vicksburg.

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