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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Homer Hirt Is “Citizen of the Year”

“It’s about time I received this award, I’ve felt I should have gotten it years ago,” Hirt quipped after incoming Chamber Chairman John Milton handed him his award. “Maybe Sid Riley the editor of the TIMES will now begin to put my column ahead of the ‘Partners for Pets’ feature,” he continued to jest.
Seriously, we here at the Jackson County Times are pleased that Homer Hirt was properly recognized for the devotion he has displayed in many facets of life here in Jackson County. After growing up in Chattahoochee, and graduating from Florida Southern, Homer proudly served as a Naval Officer in the US Navy. He then returned home to become an entrepreneur, operating an auto dealership in Sneads, in the facility now occupied by West Florida Electric. At one time he was Mayor of Sneads. Later Homer managed the Sneads River Port, combining the knowledge of the river system he developed as a boy, with his naval knowledge of boat operations.
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