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Firefighter honored for service

By Melanie Ruberti

Melanie.ruberti@lagrangenews.com

LaGRANGE  – A LaGrange firefighter was recognized for more than 30 years of service during a special ceremony.

Sgt. Tony Atkinson retired from the LaGrange Fire Department at the end of February.

Atkinson was presented with a special plaque during the event.

Sgt. Atkinson started his career with the department in Feb. 1985.

He received several state certifications from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center and the National Fire Academy, stated LFD Lt. Chris Taylor.

Atkinson was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1988 where he served as a Fire Apparatus Engineer and Acting Officer, Taylor added.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She can be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.