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North Augusta chamber honors Baggotts, Turner as citizens, ambassador of year

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The Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce announced its Citizen of the Year and Ambassador of the Year honorees on Thursday during its 2013 annual meeting and banquet.

The 2012 Citizen of the Year Award was given to Jim and Carolyn Baggott, who have lived in North Augusta since 1963.

Jim Baggott has served on the Aiken County Planning and Zoning Commission for 18 years; two terms on the Aiken County Council; and as a state constable for 21 years. He was president of the North Augusta Jaycees in 1971.

Carolyn Baggott is a charter member of the Old Towne Preservation Association and was involved in the development of the Living History Park. She has served on the North Augusta City Council since 1991.

The couple has also participated as re-enactors in the colonial encampment for 20 years.

The Ambassador of the Year Award was given to Brett Turner, the manager of Rhodes-Murphy North Augusta. Turner has served on the chamber’s Ambassador Council since 2005 and on the chamber’s board of directors since 2008. He is a member of the North Augusta Rotary Club and the National Association of Mortgage Brokers.

The banquet was held at the North Augusta Community Center and featured keynote speaker, Rick Grandinetti, the author of Succeed Inside the Box.


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