Long joins Bryant, Ussery, Moss on board of commissioners

 

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

ROCKINGHAM — In brief and low-key swearing-in ceremony that defied the expanded affairs of early Monday for Richmond County Sheriff James Clemmons Jr. and Clerk of Court Vickie Daniel, Herb Long was added as the seventh member of the Richmond County Board of Commissioners.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Herb Long makes it official by signing the document from Clerk of Superior Court Vickie Daniel.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Herb Long makes it official by signing the document from Clerk of Superior Court Vickie Daniel.

Long joined incumbents Don Bryant, Ben Moss and Thad Ussery, all of whom stood before Daniel to take the oath of office.

Bryant was the top vote-getter in the Nov. 4 general election with 6,817 votes. Moss was second with 6,746, followed by Long (6,490) and incumbent Ussery (6,337). Challengers Donnie Richardson was fifth, and the first on the outside looking in, with 5,589 votes with Peggy Covington was sixth with 5,382 votes.

The four men join Kenneth Robinette, Jimmy Capps and John Garner. Robinette was subsequently re-elected by his colleagues as board chairman while Garner won a second term as vice chair.

There were no speeches or words of encouragement other than Robinette’s opening of the 5:30 p.m. meeting with congratulatory words for Bryant, Moss and Ussery and words of welcome for Long.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Commissioner Herb Long, Commissioner Thad Ussery, Commissioner Don Bryant and Commissioner Ben Moss take their oaths of office from Clerk of Superior Court Vickie Daniel Monday evening before the board's regular 5:30 p.m. meeting.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Commissioner Herb Long, Commissioner Thad Ussery, Commissioner Don Bryant and Commissioner Ben Moss take their oaths of office from Clerk of Superior Court Vickie Daniel Monday evening before the board’s regular 5:30 p.m. meeting.

Each of the four commissioners did take a moment to pose with family members in front of the commissioners’ desk prior to the start of the regularly scheduled public meeting.

 

 

 

 

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  • Joey DeBerry

    Now Its time to see if these Commissioners can work with the people to gain any trust and the City itself can turn things around or try to control the Citizens again that they all work for and as I said at the Beginning of the Election this Year Things are Changing and we will not Tolerate the old ways here any longer ,so if these want get it done we will reelect them again and if they do not get Rid of Crump before the next Election Morris and some more will be Scratching their Heads still not realizing what they did wrong again as Goodman said in his letter, the Democrats Lost this Election and if there is not some major Changes made and the ACA OBama has Forced on this Country and his Poor Leadership has caused the Democrats to Start Falling from the Apple Tree . We the people will own this country and until You Politicians Realize that you will keep falling from the TREE. We need more than a Sports Complex that we as the Voters are not ready for and the way you went by Shoving it down our throats want work when we need TO CLEAN UP THIS MESS OF A COUNTY AND CITY OF ROCKINGHAM and Jobs that are not Fast Food Restaurants and then the Restaurant being built as usual as most Projects here has changed at the last Minute to accommodate the City’s wants as Crump and Morris did will not Benefit the Kids at Discovery Place as it was Told it was a Deli Restaurant that the kids could eat at and Now Morris and Crump said in the Daily Journal and on the Pee Dee Post that the Children will bring bag Lunches that they can eat at Discovery Place instead of wasting time CROSSING the STREET . So these 2 and all the other supporters of theirs and Fat man will continue to WASTE MORE MONEY for their Pet Projects . All the years the Voters were used as Pawns are over and it showed as it will in 2015 & 2016 Elections as well .So hold on to those seats as long as you can or Start Listening TO ALL CITIZENS IN RICHMOND COUNTY or Expect the Same again .FIX THIS COUNTY OR GO HOME .GOOD LUCK

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