‘Greenville is the sun’

 

Pictured is Mayor Dexter McLendon presenting Jeddo Bell with an award from the Andalusia High School Outstanding Graduate Committee.(Nicole Norris/The Standard)

Pictured is Mayor Dexter McLendon presenting Jeddo Bell with an award from the Andalusia High School Outstanding Graduate Committee.(Nicole Norris/The Standard)

NICOLE NORRIS/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD

One of Greenville’s very own, Jeddo Bell, was recognized at Monday night’s Greenville City Council meeting by the city of Andalusia.

Bell, a graduate of Covington County Training School, was honored by the Andalusia High School Outstanding Graduate Committee. Bell spent his career educating the children of Butler County and in 1996 was elected to the city council and currently serves as the Mayor Pro-tem.

Bell was supposed to be honored earlier this month in Andalusia, but was unable to attend due to health reasons. Mayor McLendon went and accepted the award in his honor.

McLendon said “It was a great honor for me to be able to do anything like that for Mr. Bell, because he’s such a great guy. To hear all of them tell stories and everything about Mr. Bell was a really special day. So, I didn’t want to just take it over to his house and give it to him. I wanted to present it to him at the council meeting.”

I got to thinking about what I wanted to say, and I think the thing that comes to mind is that Jeddo makes us look good. He just makes this city look good and he makes all of us better.”

Bell said he was honored the Mayor traveled to Andalusia and accepted the award in his honor.

“I just want people to know that Greenville is filled with great people. I remember the first night I was on the council; there was a little lady sitting right there with gray hair. I said, ‘I’m from Andalusia, the greatest city under the sun,’ and she said, ‘tisk, tisk, tisk you made a mistake. I said, ‘but then I realized Greenville was the sun.’”

Jeddo Bell ask that the citizens of Greenville pray for him and pray that he will be able to do more work for the City of Greenville.

 

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