The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


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Gerald Franks, 49, a driver with Athens Fire & Rescue, will retire July 1 after 27 years with the city and 25 years as a firefighter. His retirement ceremony Thursday at Fire Station No. 1 was attended by retired fire chief Danny Southard, Mayor Ronnie Marks, Sheriff Mike Blakely, Fire Chief Tony Kirk and Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Thornton.


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