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Six locals, including two mayors, awarded

LANETT — Two local mayors and three media personalities received community service awards at Saturday’s Founders Day program hosted by the Lambda Zeta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha at the Bowen East District Center. The recipients are Mayor Kyle McCoy of Lanett, Mayor Steve Tramell of West Point, Johnny Hill of Early Morning Gospel broadcast on WRNK in Lanett, Kathy Grady of Pop Up Ministry on social media and Wayne Clark of The Valley Times-News.

LZO President Bessie Jackson said that each person being recognized had done exemplary work in terms of sustainable service.

The two mayors were hailed for their long-term support of the Interfaith and the West Point food closets, the annual MLK Day Unity Day breakfast, and many other efforts that help people. Tramell was thanked for his support of the West Point Day that falls over the Labor Day holiday and a Thanksgiving Day dinner program.

LZO charter member Dr. Rose Wood said that McCoy was the kind of person “who was always there for you, who would always answer your phone calls.”

Johnny Hill has lots of listeners on his gospel music show on WRNK, located at 96.3 on the FM dial. Kathy Grady’s Pop Up Ministry gets lots of visits on social media. People are always interested in checking out the photos she’s taken at events around the Valley, the most recent being Saturday’s Founder’s Day program.