County employee of the year
Dorchester County Council lauded Jessica Turner, selected as the county's 2012 employee of the year. Turner works in the water and sewer department and exemplifies the best of staff, including supporting the county's mission, innovation, service to customers and cost-effectiveness, Administrator Jason Ward said. Ward called Turner an "outstanding employee with a heart of gold" and a great work ethic. She has worked for the county for four years. From left: Councilman Jay Byars, Turner, Councilman Larry Hargett, Councilman Willie Davis, Chairman Bill Hearn, Councilman David Chinnis, Councilwoman Carroll Duncan, Vice Chairman George Bailey.