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Original Smiths Station councilman will not run again

Bob Sawyer, an original member of the Smiths Station City Council when the city was incorporated, is retiring at the end of the current term.

Sawyer, 75, is the owner/operator of Sawyer's Mobile Home Estates on Lee Road 246 in Smiths Station.

"I've hit that three-quarters century mark and it's time to move on to some oter things," the Place 5 councilman said. "I've got this business and I want to do some traveling now and vacation when I can," the Place 5 councilman said.

Sawyer said the council has accomplished a lot since incorporation in 2001. "Its been a cool, get-along council. We've always gotten along together," he said. "When we've had disagreements we've been able to talk them out."

Sawyer believes the city's biggest accomplishments is the purchase of the Smiths Station Government Center, a former doctor's office, and the development of the Lee County-Smiths Station Recreation Park on Lamb Road.