Supervisor Lynn Cartlidge retires after 36 years

After 36 years, today was the last day of work for Forrest County supervisor Lynn Cartlidge.

Cartlidge is retiring as district three supervisor after being elected to the post nine times. The last meeting was adjourned just after 10 o'clock today and afterwards, the board held a ceremony and luncheon.

Cartlidge stood with his wife and family while friends and coworkers stepped up to the microphone to thank him for his support of Forrest General Hospital, his dedication to serving the community, and how he's just simply been such a good friend to so many.

Cartlidge says he'll still be sitting in on meetings asking questions, because, now, he can complain about his taxes.

"I'm going to still be around, I'm going to continue to come by and I'm going to be sitting in the audience and asking questions now. But I appreciate all of them and how kind they've been to me over the years. And I'm going to certainly miss seeing the people so I'm going to continue to come by and visit with them."

Cartlidge says he's been doing the job so long, it may take him a while to stop getting up every morning and heading for the courthouse.