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Saying goodbye

Retiring Circuit Clerk Larry Ashley, left, jokes with Warren County Board of Supervisors President Richard George, center, and Deputy Sheriff J.J. Kight during a going-away reception for Ashley Thursday, Ashley’s last day at his office at the Warren County Courthouse. His daughter, Shelly Ashley-Palmertree, a deputy clerk for more than 15 years, defeated four other candidates in the November general election to be the new clerk. Ashley, a former Warren County deputy sheriff, was clerk for four terms.(Jon Giffin The Vicksburg Post)