Marietta police sergeant honored for 32 years of service
by Sally Litchfield
MDJ Feature editor
sallylit@bellsouth.net
December 12, 2012 12:43 AM | 1788 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
On Nov. 29 the Marietta Police Department honored Sgt. Meg McClure with a special retirement celebration. Friends, family, and fellow officers attended the reception to honor McClure and her 32 years in law enforcement service. McClure’s career began in 1980 in the Sheriff’s department, but after seven years, she transitioned to Marietta Police where she spent 25 years committed to serving and protecting the Marietta community in some of the following roles: detective, supervisor of the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program, and school resource officer at Marietta High School.

During her tenure, McClure was awarded some of Marietta Police’s most prestigious recognitions: the Medal of Valor (given to officers who place themselves in a life-threatening situation for the safety of all others) and the Medal of Meritorious Service (given to officers who go beyond the call of duty in a single incident worthy of recognition). McClure has also received numerous civic awards from the Cobb Chamber of Commerce and has been honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Sons of the American Revolution.

Also of note is that McClure is the first female officer to work to full retirement with Marietta Police. McClure has dedicated most of her life to making a difference in the Marietta community where she has left an indelible mark of service and earned a tremendous amount of respect from her fellow officers. McClure recently reflected on her career suggesting that she did not stay in law enforcement for the money because the rewards of saving a life, rescuing a child, or helping an elderly person far outweigh the amount of any paycheck. McClure plans to spend her retirement working with a corporate investigation agency and relaxing in the warm sun on cruises.

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Happy Birthday to Corrie Martin who turned 99 years young on Nov. 28! Martin is a resident of Gaines Park Assisted Living on Old 41 Highway. Born Corrie Jarrard in Dahlonega, she moved from Dahlonega when she married Walter Martin who is now deceased. She has three sons, Pat Martin of Florida, James L. Martin of Canton, and Charles Martin of Marietta. She also has seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Martin has lived in Marietta for over 80 years. She retired from Holeproof Knitting in Marietta. Her hobbies include camping, fishing, fishing and more fishing and cooking for her family. A few years ago, she moved to Gaines Park Assisted Living. She has been a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church for 70-plus years.

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The Earl Smith Strand Theatre on the Marietta Square is holding auditions for the musical review “Kids on Broadway.” Auditions will be held at the historic Strand Theatre on Saturday at 12 p.m. for dancers, singers, singers who dance and dancers who sing.

Please prepare a 30-second cut of a song that you feel best shows off your voice. CD accompaniment preferred but not required. There will be a dance audition, so come dressed to move.

Rehearsals are Jan. 11 (5 to 9 p.m.), Jan. 12 (10 to 5 p.m.), Jan. 13 (2 to 6 p.m.), Jan. 19 (10 to 4 p.m.), Jan. 20 (2 to 6 p.m.) and Jan. 24 (5-TBD). Show Dates are Jan. 25 at 8 p.m., Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. and 27 at 3 p.m.

If you have any questions, or would like to sign up for auditions, contact Catherine Rhodes at rhodes

@earlsmithstrand.org.

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at sallylit@bellsouth.net. Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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