Hammons retires from City Hall after 30 years

February 2, 2015
Photo courtesy of Robbie Cobb Pictured from left to right are (front row) Kathy Dozier, Debbie Hammons, (back row) Robbie Cobb, Doug Dozier, Helen Strong, David Thompson, Jim Baker

Photo courtesy of Robbie Cobb
Pictured from left to right are (front row) Kathy Dozier, Debbie Hammons, (back row) Robbie Cobb, Doug Dozier, Helen Strong, David Thompson, Jim Baker

“I think I’m ready this time.”


–Debbie Hammons

By Bobbie Poynter

Editor

Lots of hugs, kisses and tears followed Debbie Hammons out of City Hall Friday as she officially retired – for the second time.

Hammons, 61, has been at Barbourville City Hall since 1975. She was the city clerk until she retired the first time in December 2005. After eight months of rest and relaxation, Debbie Hammons had enough and was ready to go back to work.

“I was bored to death,” said Hammons. “I was so happy to return to city hall in 2006 when Mayor Thompson asked me to come back part time as assistant city clerk. I’ll be forever grateful to him.”

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