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School board honors Ivery's service

The McDuffie County Board of Education presented a special plaque of recognition to Nether Ivery during his final meeting as a school board member last week.

Mr. Ivery, former representative of District 4, turned in his resignation the end of May when the County Elections Superintendent contacted School Superintendent Mark Petersen regarding a residency discrepancy.

At their monthly meeting on Thursday, June 8, Dr. Petersen presented Mr. Ivery with a plaque commending him for six years of service.

"We want to give you this plaque to tell you we appreciate your service to the boys and girls of McDuffie County for six years," Dr. Petersen said.

Upon presentation of the plaque, Mr. Ivery received a standing ovation from the board members and staff in attendance at the meeting.

"I don't like awards," Mr. Ivery said. "I just do it for the kids."

As previously reported in The McDuffie Mirror, Mr. Ivery was elected while living on the 300 block of Walnut Street, and then moved into a house on the 1500 block of Carl Drive in early 2005. Mr. Ivery's Carl Drive home is located in District 7.

The day Mr. Ivery moved out of District 4, according to state law, he should have stopped participating in school board business - from casting votes to collecting a $50 stipend for meetings.

Web posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006

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