John L. Hurt, Jr. Elementary Initiates Junior BETA
Clement Hill Painting Donated To Town
Hurt received designation as a Purple Heart Community in 2018.
We salute all of our veterans and thank them for their service.
Congratulating McCormick’s Riverside Arena
November 19, 2017
For the second straight year, and following their second annual truck and tractor pull in August, the National Tractor Pullers Association (NTPA) presented McCormick’s Riverside Arena with two awards for the 2017 season: most friendly track and best promoted track. Congratulations to the McCormick family, and thank you for investing in our community.
Hurt Appreciates Most Senior Citizen
April 7, 2017
Mr. Sam Cothran, 97, of the Prospect Road community was recognized as our town’s most senior citizen during our Community Anniversary Reception on April 2. Mr. Cothran, who served on Hurt’s original town council when the town incorporated in 1967, was presented an award for his seniority, outstanding citizenship, and years of service to the local community. Congratulations, Mr. Cothran, and many thanks!
Photo courtesy of Rita Hodges
Fire Chief Recognized For Outstanding Service
February 4, 2017
Hurt Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brian Dudley was recognized at an awards banquet on January 28 for 16 years of superb leadership for his department. Dudley, who officially stepped down at the end of last year, was presented with a beautiful award adorned with a gold fireman’s axe, plaque, and medals (see picture below) as an expression of gratitude for his service to the community and contributions to the department. We salute Chief Dudley for all he has done and continues to do for the benefit and protection of our citizens.
Photo courtesy of Ron Rowland
The R.L. Mattox Family: We Recognize Three Generations
January 7, 2017
For Hurt, 2016 was a year of transition and progress, and 2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of our town’s incorporation in 1967. Though appropriate at any time, this new year accentuates our remembrance of those who occupy special places in our hearts and histories.
During the course of improvements made last year, the commemorative sign atop the gazebo entrance at Roosevelt Mattox Park was replaced. Mr. Mattox was Hurt’s longest serving Police Chief, with a tenure spanning 22 years (1968 to 1990). He was the father and grandfather of R.L. Mattox, Jr. and R.L. Mattox, III, respectively, and is remembered by many for his years of outstanding service to our community.
While visiting Town Hall last month, R.L. Mattox, Jr. and his son, R.L. Mattox, III were given a memento that their family will treasure for years to come. Following a time of reflective conversation, the town presented the Mattoxes with the old sign to take home with them as a family keepsake. A snapshot from that afternoon has been shared below.
Above, L to R: R.L. Mattox, Jr., Hurt Mayor Gary Poindexter, and R.L. Mattox, III. Photo courtesy of Susan Frazier, Clerk
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