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Power line graduates honored

Southside Virginia Community College’s Power Line Worker Program held its third graduation ceremony on Dec. 20, at Pickett Park, Blackstone. John Lee, chief executive officer for Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, was the guest speaker. Pictured are 18 successful members of the program, from left, front row, Andrew Redd (Chatham), James Jacobs IV (Goode), William Haymore (Chatham), Al Barker (Montpelier), John Stockner (Amelia), Brad Wike, instructor, second row, Blaine Cunningham (Madison Heights), Ryan Hewitt (Windsor), Thomas Drager (Chincoteague Island), Walker Sanderson (Charlotte Court House), Patrick Hughes (Richmond), Taylor Connolly (Glen Allen), back row, Nathan Humphrey (Amelia Court House), Ryan Lockner (Saxe), Korey Martin (South Chesterfield), Jesse Flack (Dry Fork), Joshua Duggan (Farmville), Adam Yeatts (Appomattox), Tyler Noblin (South Boston) and Clyde Robertson, instructor.