County board honors outgoing supervisors with special plaque

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 26, 2003

NATCHEZ &045; For Adams County supervisors, Tuesday’s meeting was a time of accolades and emotional goodbyes.

Rising from his seat at the board table, Vice President Darryl Grennell presented both board President Lynwood Easterling and Supervisor Virginia Salmon with plaques recognizing their service to the county.

Salmon, who has served as supervisor of District 2 since 1996 and as the board’s president in 1999 and 2000, was recognized for her &uot;conscientious, honest and able attention&uot; in serving all citizens, Grennell said.

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Even before her time on the board, Salmon served Adams County as home economist beginning in 1964 and has also served on numerous boards, including the board of her church, Grace United Methodist.

&uot;I will always love Adams County,&uot; Salmon said.

Easterling, too, has shown &uot;dedicated attention to his office,&uot; Grennell said.

&uot;His effective leadership promoted the advancement of the county.&uot;

But like Salmon, Easterling has served Adams County in many other roles as well, from his role as a deacon and active member of First Baptist Church to his 28 years as postmaster in Washington.

&uot;This is a surprise to both of us,&uot; Easterling said, referring to Salmon and himself. Serving on the board &uot;has been a complete privilege,&uot; he said, adding that &uot;I just wish the two incoming supervisors the very best.&uot;

Easterling was referring to Henry Watts, who won the District 2 seat, and S.E. &uot;Spanky&uot; Felter, who won the District 5 seat. Watts, Felter and other county officials will be sworn in Dec. 30 at the county courthouse.

Easterling said his only regret is that supervisors can’t publicize more of the good things that are going on in Adams County, such as industrial prospects they cannot divulge due to confidentiality agreements.

But, he said, those leads should come to fruition in the foreseeable future. &uot;Good things,&uot; he said, &uot;are happening for Adams County.&uot;