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Posted: May 30, 2010 12:30 a.m.

Kenneth K. Davis retires after 38 years of service on the Newton County Board of Health

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Medicine man: Kenneth K. Davis was honored recently for 38 years of service as a pharmacist for many businesses in Covington and Newton County.

Kenneth K. Davis, a man well-known in the Covington and Newton County community as a long-time, respected and versatile pharmacist, recently retired from his 38 year position on the seven member Newton County Board of Health. Always an active and devoted member, for many of those years Davis served as the Chairman or Vice-Chairman of the Board.

Professionally, Davis’ career has been productive and varied. He was the owner/pharmacist of Davis Pharmacy for many years and then worked with other commercial pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, nursing home pharmacies and home health care and home infusion pharmacies, in positions with Super X, Eckerds’ Nursing Home Division, City Pharmacy, Option Care, American Home Care Supply and most recently Walgreens.

On May 20, in a small ceremony at the Health Department on Hazelbrand Road, current Board of Health Chairman Dr. Henry Patton presented Davis with a plaque signifying the board’s appreciation and gratitude. Patton commended Davis for his "many years of support to the operations, services, and activities of the Newton County Health Department."

"In his quiet, always effective way Kenneth was the constant thread of continuity on the board and was a devoted servant to the health of the people of Newton County," Patton said. Joining Patton for the presentation were Julianne Schell, current Clinic Administrator of the Newton County Health Department, Barbara Rivers, and Jane Atkinson former Clinic Administrators, all of whom worked with Davis during his tenure on the board.

The plaque presented to Davis on May 20 read: "With sincere appreciation and gratitude for 38 years of exemplary service and support as a generous and committed member of the Newton County Board of Health. The Board, staff, and community gratefully acknowledge your dedication and many contributions to the health of the people of Newton County."

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