Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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Shown with retired mail clerk Jim Dial at the paver dedication at the Newton County Judicial Center are (l-r) Judge Samuel D. Ozburn, Chief Judge John M. Ott, Clerk of Superior Court Linda Hays, Judge Horace J. Johnson Jr., and Judge W. Ken Wynne Jr. - Special photo
COVINGTON -- The judges of the Superior Court of Newton County and Clerk of the Superior Court Linda Hays recently honored Jim Dial for his 11 years of service as mail clerk for the courts by dedicating a paver at the Newton County Judicial Center bearing his name.
Dial was originally hired by Davis Morgan, then chairman of the board of commissioners, to deliver mail each day to the various court offices.
"He was a dedicated employee, and everyone looked forward to seeing him each day as he made his rounds," said Judge Samuel Ozburn. According to the judges and the clerk, mail delivery has not been the same since Jim retired in 2010, and he is really missed.
"This is the first and only paver dedicated at the Judicial Center, an honor truly deserved by this special young man." Ozburn said, who added that a special thank you goes to Miles Cope, Jim Williams, and Newton County Facilities Management for making this project possible.