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11.09.07 MULTIMEDIA REPORT: Ceremonies mark years of service to McIntosh


(Click on the image to view a Soundslide of the ceremonies.)

The Town of McIntosh swore in four new town officials last night and honored three for decades of service to the town.

Councilmen Willie Hamilton, Lee Deaderick and Thurman Kingsley took their oaths of office with the new mayor, Cary McCollum.

Roses and plaques were presented to former Councilwoman Eunice Smith and former Mayor Marsha Strange. Council President Frank Ciotti also noted former Council Vice President Howard Walkup's nearly 20 years of service to the town. The three officials decided not to run when their current terms expired this years.

The council re-elected Ciotti as council president and elected Deaderick as the new council vice president.

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I'm Cher From McIntosh, FL I'm a graduate student at the University of Florida working on a master's degree in Mass Communication. While I was finishing my undergrad degree in journalism last year, I reported on McIntosh, Fla. for an in-depth reporting class. I figured that the reporting and the public record files should go somewhere people can access them. Reporters don't report to keep the information they find to themselves. Some of that reporting is included here in a forum that allows response. McIntosh suffers because with no news coverage, the local government and the rumor mill have too much potential to run rampant over residents. I moved to McIntosh in the fall of 1999. My profile

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