Local Heroes Lauded



The safeguarding of public welfare was recognized at last week’s Essex Board of Supervisors business meeting. Four Essex Parks and Recreation staff members were cited for lifesaving efforts during an August 20 emergency incident at the Marsh Street Pool in Tappahannock. The four received a standing ovation from the Supervisors and those in attendance. From left: Front row — Dawn Jones, Canelia Brummett, Jaylah Mercer, Zaccheus Ware. Back row — Keith Payne (Recreation Department Assistant Director), Kay Brooks Carlton (Recreation Department Director), April Rounds (Interim Essex County Administrator).

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