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Former tax board member honored

POSTED: March 9, 2013 9:43 a.m.
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Employees from the Long County Tax Assessor’s Office stand with John Morgan and his wife, Doris, at his retirement ceremony Feb. 26 in Ludowici. From left, Tara Futch, Chief Tax Appraiser Beverly Johnson and Kristi Ruiz.

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John Morgan recently retired from his position on the Long County Board of Tax Assessors.  
A luncheon was held Feb. 26 at the tax assessor’s office to honor Morgan’s 24 years of service to the community. Morgan had been a board member since 1989 and, in recent years, had served as its chairman.
Chief Tax Appraiser Beverly Johnson presented a plaque to Morgan and said that Morgan took pride in his work and always did a good job. Also expressing thanks for his service were his fellow board members, as well as Long County Clerk of Court Sherry Long.
“He will really be missed,” Johnson said.
Morgan’s wife, Doris, and daughter, Deloris Thornton, also were present.
Though Morgan is retiring from his current position, he still will be part of the board as Long swore him in as an honorary board member.  
Johnson said Morgan would be available to offer his opinion on board matters.
The board’s duties include assessing property values on all personal and real property.
To be eligible to serve on the board, a potential member must be a resident of Long County, be at least 18 years old, own land in the county, attend a mandatory qualification class and be sworn in to serve.

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