(C)2013 NPT PHOTO BY DUAY O'NEIL
Dr. Nathan Ford, center, was honored at the quarterly Newport/Cocke
County Chamber of Commerce breakfast Thursday morning. With Ford
are Dr. Jeff Foster, left, and State Rep. Jeremy Faison, right.
|Published: 5:49 PM, 08/16/2013
||Last updated: 5:50 PM, 08/16/2013
Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Dr. Nathan Ford, long-time Newport optometrist and former state legislator, was honored Thursday morning at the Newport/Cocke County Chamber of Commerce's quarterly breakfast.
State Rep. Jeremy Faison, holder of the office once
occupied by Ford, presented him with a copy of a resolution passed by the 108th
General Assembly in recognition of Ford's selection as the Southern College of
Optometry's Lifetime Achievement Award alumnus earlier this year.
Dr. Jeff Foster introduced Ford and told the audience,
"This is a yearly honor and one that is very prestigious." He also
noted that Ford was a founding member of the Cocke County Economic Board.
According to Foster, Ford was honored by for his
achievements both in his field and in his work in the community and state.
"He's just a cool guy," said Faison. "He
has the respect of everyone in the community and is known for his devotion to
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