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North Augusta recognizes stand-out employees

December 15, 2018

Employees of the city of North Augusta enjoyed fellowship and some barbecue Friday afternoon as part of the city’s annual employee appreciation lunch at the Community Center.

Many employees were recognized, including Jonah Baynham, who was awarded Employee of the Year for 2018.

“In my opinion, Jonah epitomizes what we expect and, in most cases, what we have from city employees,” said Mayor Bob Pettit. “Jonah, you’re the kind of person that’s important and congratulations as the 22nd Employee of the Year in North Augusta.”

Baynham, who works in the Parks, Recreation and Tourism department, was Employee of the Quarter for April, May and June.

Baynham said during the week, he was thinking about what to say to his coworkers if he made it to the stage as Employee of the Year. He said he has learned three important things while working for the city: how you treat yourself, how you treat others and appreciating life and where you’re at in life.

“I’ve gotten married while working at the city, have two kids, buy my first home in the city, and I’m telling you, this is a family, and it’s a great place to work, so I really appreciate it,” Baynham said.

Kina McBride, Public Safety dispatcher, was also recognized as Employee of the Quarter for October, November and December.

Awards were also given out for milestones in years of service to the city, and 177 safety awards were given to employees.

After the awards, employees looked back at the year with a slideshow, and door prizes were given out.

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