Steve Rogers

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Assistant News Director/Assignment Editor; degree in finance and administration from Yale University; 35 years experience in journalism.

Chickasaw Firefighter Honored

Gill

CHICKASAW COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) — A young Chickasaw County firefighter already is making a name for himself.

Jonathan Gill, 18, has been named both Firefighter of the Year and Most Improved Firefighter by the county’s volunteer fire department. Gill started volunteering two years ago with the Thorn department and now is a volunteer in Houston.

Others honored included Linda Griffin for the Star of Life award for answering the most medical calls, Bruce Burkeen and Robert Goza for the Cold Sheets Award answering the most non-medical calls between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. and Griffin for the Top Nozzle Award for answering 62 percent of fire calls.