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County officials recognized for years served

DEWAYNE HOLLOWAY|dewayne@mcnews.online

Outgoing Montgomery County Officials were honored with a reception Wednesday, December 21, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Mount Ida. Pictured left to right: County/Circuit Clerk Penny Black, JP Johnette Rowland, JP Mike Dobbs, County Treasurer Betty Boling, County Sheriff David White, County Judge Sammy Jones, JP Terry Black. Not pictured JP Linda Jester – Photo by Dewayne Holloway

MOUNT IDA – Montgomery County celebrated the careers of eight outgoing elected officials Wednesday, December 21, with a reception held in the old courtroom in Mount Ida.
County government will have a new face in 2023 in Montgomery County with new officials taking office. The county will start the year with a new County Judge, County Sheriff, County/Circuit Clerk, County Treasurer, and four new Justices of the Peace.
District Judge Danny Thrailkill presented plaques to the outgoing officials in the presence of friends, family and constituents.
Montgomery County Judge Sammy Jones is retiring after eight years of service as County Judge. Bart Williams was elected in November as our next County Judge.
Montgomery County Treasurer Betty Boling is retiring after 29 years of service in the courthouse. Missy Keenum was elected in May as our new County Treasurer.
Montgomery County Sheriff David White is retiring after 12 years of service as County Sheriff. Neal Thomas was elected in May as our new County Sheriff.
Montgomery County Clerk/Circuit Clerk Penny Black will finish her current term as County/Circuit Clerk. She has served the county for 25 years in the clerk’s office. Regina Powell was elected in May as our new County/Circuit Clerk.
Montgomery County Justice of the Peace Johnette Rowland will finish her current term as JP District 1 after 18 years of service. Susan James was elected in May to serve as the new JP for District 1.
Montgomery County Justice of the Peace Mike Dobbs will finish his current term as JP District 2 after 8 years of service. Tommy Beshears was elected in December to serve as the new JP for District 2.
Montgomery County Justice of the Peace Linda Jester will finish her current term as JP District 7 after 14 years of service. Nathan Howell was elected in May to serve as the new JP for District 7.
Montgomery County Justice of the Peace Terry Black will finish his current term as JP District 8 after 10 years of service. Tonya Roberts was elected in May to serve as the new JP for District 8.

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