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Wages honored for work with city of New Albany

Gathered to honor Bob Wages are: (clockwise from left) Joey Watson, Cheryl Brewer, Mark Garret, Malcolm Still, Pat Wages, Bob Wages, Herbert Kidd, Eric Thomas, Bill Kitchens

New Albany, MS– Bob Wages was honored by family, coworkers and friends at a dinner party Thursday night, October 20, at The Warehouse in New Albany.

Bob Wages received a plaque in recognition of his service to the City of New Albany. Herbert Kidd of the zoning board made the presentation.

Bob Wages received a plaque in recognition of his service to the City of New Albany. Herbert Kidd of the zoning board made the presentation.

Wages retired recently as chairman of the New Albany Planning and Zoning Board, concluding a career with New Albany city government that spanned 38 years. He first went to work for the city in 1978 as a patrolman with the New Albany Police Department.

He left New Albany and worked in the American Southwest for a number of years, then returned here during the 1990s, when he was employed as a building inspector for the city. He continued working in the New Albany zoning office until his retirement December 31, 2003.

Wages was appointed to the city’s planning and zoning board the first time there was a vacancy there following his retirement. He retired as chairman of that board, effective August 29, 2016.

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