SHERIFF PARSONS HONORED FOR SERVICE TO COUNTY - Four Terms As Calhoun Sheriff

(12/23/2004)

Carl Ballengee (L) honors Sheriff Allen D. Parsons (R) for his service

Plaque recognizes Parsons for his four terms serving Calhoun County

Sheriff Allen Parsons will be ending a long career in law enforcement at the end of the month, including four terms as Sheriff of Calhoun County.

Parsons, who is retiring, was presented a plaque yesterday by Sheriff-elect Carl Ballengee, in recognition of his service to the county. Ballengee said "I respect this man and have learned a lot from him."

Sheriff Parsons said "It has been a real experience for me. One I'll never forget. There have been a lot of hours up and down this roads. I thank the people of Calhoun for trusting me with this job."

A couple dozen county employees joined in the brief ceremony.