Nominations now accepted for annual community service award

Nominations for the 19th annual Jack Dalton Community Service Award are being accepted through Dec. 27, 2019.

The award will go to the Henry County resident who best demonstrates the exemplary community service that marked Dalton’s years of public service. Dalton served as a member of the Henry County Board of Supervisors for more than 24 years, and was serving as the Board Chairman at the time of his death on May 24, 2000.

Nominations are due by Friday, Dec. 27 at 5 p.m. The recipient of the award will be recognized at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting in January.

Nominations should be based on the candidates’ personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping promote the quality of life in Henry County. Nominees must have primarily performed the service for which they are being nominated within the calendar year 2019.

The online application and additional information are available on Henry County’s website at All nominations must be submitted online or using the approved nomination form.

The Henry County Board of Supervisors will review the nominations and select this year’s recipient.

Dr. Calvin Rains won the inaugural presentation in 2001, followed by Bill Adkins in 2002, Clay Campbell in 2003, Mary McGee in 2004, Charlie Bradshaw in 2005, Bob Petty in 2006, the Rev. Thurman Echols in 2007, Nancy Bradshaw in 2008, Mary Jordan in 2009, Pat Ross in 2010, Claude Cobler in 2011, Beatrice Bullard in 2012, Barry Nelson in 2013, J. Smith Chaney, Jr. in 2014, Paul Kennedy in 2015, Bob Norris in 2016, John Thomas “Smokey” Pegram in 2017, and James L. Franklin, Jr. in 2018.

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