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Groundbreaking Ceremonies Held for New Fire Station 1

Participating in the offical groundbreakin ceremonies were (left to right): Cherokee County Commission Chairman,
Participating in the offical groundbreakin ceremonies were (left to right): Cherokee County Commission Chairman, "Buzz" Ahrens, Commissioner Scott Gordon, Cherokee County Manager, Jerry Cooper, former Cherokee County Fire employee Howard Hansard, former Fire Chief and current County Commissioner, Raymond Gunnin, Cherokee County's first paid Fire Chief, Joe Carmichael, former Fire Chief, Bob Nealey and Station 1 Captain, Chad Davis. (click image for slideshow)
August 16, 2016 | Groundbreaking ceremonies were held today for the new Fire Station 1 that will be constructed next to the current Oak Grove station located on Bascomb Court Road in southwestern Cherokee County. Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather, welcomed everyone and then called on fire chaplain, Dana Mcpherson, for the invocation. After the invocation, Prather asked Joe Carmichael, who was the county’s first paid fire chief, to come forward to say a few words. ... (read complete story)

Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather welcomed everyone to the event.
Cherokee County Fire Chief, Tim Prather welcomed everyone to the event.
Cherokee County Board Chairman,
Cherokee County Board Chairman, "Buzz" Ahrens, spoke about the growth in Cherokee County.
Cherokee County's first paid Fire Chief, Joe Carmichael, spoke to those gathered about Station 1's early beginnings.
Cherokee County's first paid Fire Chief, Joe Carmichael, spoke to those gathered about Station 1's early beginnings.
Former Fire Chief and County Commissioner, Raymond Gunnin, also spoke at the event.
Former Fire Chief and County Commissioner, Raymond Gunnin, also spoke at the event.
Several retirees with Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services came out to the groundbreaking ceremonies.
Several retirees with Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services came out to the groundbreaking ceremonies.
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