Monday, January 13, 2020

Faison won't run for congress
The Newport Rescue Squad held it's 62nd. Annual Banquet, Friday evening with State Representative Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby) as keynote speaker. The name of Faison, who chairs the House Republican Caucus, has been floated as a possible contender for the seat of US Rep. Phil Roe (R-First District) who recently announced he will not be a candidate for re-election in November. But the state lawmaker tells the NewsSource he is not interested in the Washington seat. "It's a huge honor that someone would even that I might be able to run for that, but I love what I do and I'm in a position in leadership in Nashville that I can actually really get some good stuff done for this area of East Tennessee, for Cocke, Jefferson and Greene Counties. I love what I do and I'm not going anywhere. I just hope you all let me win again next year." Captain Clifton "Pud" Valentine told the audience that the local squad responded to 406 calls and provided 3371 volunteer hours in the past year. J.C.Hill was recognized for 55 years of service to the agency. Cocke County Mayor Crystal Ottinger presented a check for $25,000 and Newport Mayor Roland "Trey" Dykes gave the organization a check for $12,000. Faison applauded the Squad members for the good service they provide to the community. He remembered the church bus crash on Interstate 40 in 2013, and the assistance local rescue squads provided at the scene. "You guys go in the middle of danger, and you keep your head about you. You enjoy what you are doing, and you save lives. For the rest of you watching, you use things that the rest of us would never have thought of. Faison pointed out that all of the squad members he knows seem dedicated to helping the community. "And I just want you to know, even though you may not hear it alot, but people are thankful for what you do, and give of yourself. There is a chance some of us will go through life and never need you, but there's a chance that some of us, or someone we love will need you, and we are glad that when we need you, you are there."


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