County employees, jail inmates recognized for work on projects
Published 10:43 am Thursday, October 1, 2015
Some hard workers earned a bit of recognition Wednesday to thank them for their efforts to not only help improve county buildings but also in saving the county money. Some of those workers were county employees, while others are were people that some in the community might not think of when it comes to county projects — inmate work crews from the Carter County Detention Center.
On Wednesday morning, Carter County Mayor Leon Humphrey and the County Commission honored Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford, some of the Sheriff’s Department staff and members of the inmate work crews who helped bring two county projects to life this summer. Those two projects — re-landscaping at the Carter County Courthouse and the Election Commission office renovation and relocation project — could not have happened so quickly or cheaply without the help of the Sheriff’s Department and the inmate workers, Humphrey said.
Humphrey presented two special plaques – one for each project — to Lunceford, who then had the plaques displayed in the lobby at the Carter County Detention Center. Prior to hanging the plaques, Humphrey, Lunceford and Humphrey’s administrative assistant Susan Robinson, who supervised the landscaping project, posed for a photo with the Sheriff’s Department staff and inmate workers.
“We wanted you to be a part of this today,” Lunceford told the inmates, adding he wanted them to see that their hard work was being appreciated by others.
Humphrey also expressed his gratitude to the staff and the inmate workers.
“Thank you guys for all your help,” he said. “We couldn’t have done this without your support and hard work.”
The plaques presented to Lunceford on behalf of Humphrey and the County Commission list the Sheriff and his department as well as individually naming the employees and inmate workers and the project they participated in.
For the Courthouse landscaping project, the plaque lists staff members Lt. Robbie Fritts, Lt. Eric Trivett, Sgt. Gene Moreland, Deputy Wendall Treadway, Deputy Dave Ryan and Deputy Jason Blankenship. The inmate workers listed are as follows: Christopher Mitchell, Milton Cook, Stacy Oliver, Jeremy Oliver, Steve Necessary, Billy Moretz, Danny Cross, Rodney Eller, Joey Pearce, Alexander Russom, Terry Powers, Travis Spears, George Scalf, Jeff Largent, Ralph Holly, Glen Fitzgerald and Joey Church
For the Election Office renovation and relocation project, the plaque lists staff members Lt. Robbie Fritts, Lt. Eric Trivett, Deputy Wendall Treadway and Sgt. Gene Moreland. The inmate workers are listed as follows: Forrest Gentry, Paul Brown, Joey Pearce, William Bledsoe, Stacy Oliver, Jeremy Haynes, Jeff Largent, Michael Silcox, George Scalf, Bobby Morefield, Ralph Holly, Jeremy Sanderlin, Theodore Ballis, James Smithy, Milton Cook, Tony Coleman, Billy Moretz and Alexander Russom.