(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY RICK HOOPER
Cocke County Mayor Vaughn Moore, right, presents a proclamation to family
members of former CLB member Bill Williamson on Tuesday night. Family
members are, from left, Tonya Lewis, Rob Lewis, Kathy McCarter, Myra Lewis,
great-grandson Jackson Lewis, great-grandson Ty Lewis, Mike Lewis and
grandson Will Lewis. Not shown are Mrs. Rob Lewis, son Randall Smithpeters,
great-grandsons Dylan Lewis and Cam Lewis, granddaughter Annie Suggs,
great-granddaughter Gracee Suggs, great-granddaughter Renea Smithpeters
and great-granddaughters Randi and Delani.
|Published: 8:15 AM, 01/24/2013
Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-The Cocke County Legislative Body approved a
longevity plan during Tuesday's meeting that will provide $2,500 for 11
employees with more than 25 years of service to the county.
County Finance Director Anne Bryant-Hurst pointed out the
creation of a longevity plan for employees from the Highway Department,
Landfill and General Fund is designed like the longevity plans already in place
for the Sheriff's Office and Cocke County Fire Department.
Bryant-Hurst, however, pointed out that employees who
have served more than 25 years would be left out; in some cases, there would
have been employees with less years making more money.
"They wouldn't get anything, now or in the
future," she said. "If you implement this, they will get
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