Clee Atkinson was officially appointed and sworn in as Sheriff of Edgecombe County along with his deputies and staff.
The DCN News Blog & Online TV congratulate Sheriff Clee Atkinson.
I know you know the old saying a picture is worth a 1000 words, well see the joyous occasion for yourself via photos and videos courtesy of The DCN.
The Edgecombe County Commissioners will officially appoint Clee Atkinson as the Sheriff of Edgecombe County on Monday April 3, 2017 7:00 PM in the Commissioner’s room on the 2nd floor. Clee was selected to be the new Sheriff by the Edgecombe County Democratic Party Executive Committee on March 23, 2017 and he will serve the unexpired term of Sheriff James Knight Retired until the 2018 elections. Clee received 127 votes out of a possible 198. Larry Woodley received 33 votes, Sheriff Captain Richard Allen received 19 votes and Sheriff Major Allen Moseley received 14. The room on the night of the appointment was standing room only.
After the Commissioners officially appoint Clee as Sheriff, Clee and his deputies will head over to the Courthouse so that Clee and his deputies will be all officially sworn in.
The appointment and the swearing in is open to the public.
Edgecombe County has a new Sheriff in town. Clee Atkinson will serve out the unexpired term of Sheriff James Knight until the election in 2018. The Edgecombe County Board of Commissioners will make the appointment official on Monday April 3 during their regular monthly meeting at 7:00 PM. However I wish the commissioners would call a special meeting just to do the appointment because time is crucial.
The DCN News Blog Online TV congratulate Sheriff Clee Atkinson and his wife Kim as they enter into the political arena. The Sheriff position is about law enforcement but it is also political so Clee don’t get it twisted. You may not want to be a politician but it comes with the territory so continue to roll up your sleeves and get the getting. Actually you got it right anyway when you campaigned on economics and other because it is all politics and goes hand in hand. I am excited about the experience and the wealth of knowledge and resources you will bring to Edgecombe County. As you have stated on your campaign journey, “Help is on the way!” Well Larry Woodley got it right last night during his speech as a candidate after following your speech when he said, “Help is already here!”
Trooper Clee Atkinson 127
Retired Detective Larry Woodley 33
Edgecombe Sheriff Capt. Richard Allen 19
Sheriff Captain Major Allen Moseley 14
View the photos: Clee Atkinson Edgecombe County Sheriff Appointee
Cleveland “Clee” Atkinson Jr. for Edgecombe County Sheriff hosted by the Michael’s Angels Girls Club on Monday night was very informative. Clee is a State Patrol and is serving on detail for Governor Roy Cooper and recently worked on detail for former Governor Pat McCrory. Clee’s mom came up to me after the meeting and shared with me Clee’s ties to Pinetops.
Clee’s mother Carrie Jenkins Langley was from Pinetops and now lives in Wilson. Clee’s grandmother Gladys Walston Jenkins and grandfather William Jasper Jenkins nickname Doodley were from Pinetops. Clee’s great grandma is Carrie Taylor Jenkins, great granddad William Gilbert Jenkins, great great grandma Cora Hill Walston and great great granddad is Mercer Walston were formerly of Pinetops. Clee has numerous family members who reside in Edgecombe County and you know them but didn’t know that you did. I am learning everyday who some of his family is.
I had heard that folk were saying Clee was not from Edgecombe County. One of the qualifications for being Sheriff of Edgecombe County one would have to be a resident of Edgecombe County. Since he lives in Meadowbrook in Rocky Mount on the Edgecombe Side that validates he live in our county.
I am so proud of this young man seeking the Sheriff Appointment because he is qualified, experienced, capable and willing to be the people’s Sheriff. He has a wealth of law enforcement knowledge via professional training and from a street standpoint so therefore he can relate to all folk young and old. He brings a wealth of resources and integrity along with him.
The DCN News Blog Online TV proudly endorsed Clee Atkinson after the Democratic Women of Edgecombe County Sheriff Forum in February. However I had already made my mind up because I had done my homework on him. I have not heard nothing negative about him.
Get to know the man and/or talk to someone that do. You will be glad that you did!
Click on the photo to hear this powerful message coming from Clee Atkinson during Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at Salem Chapel MBC Leggett NC.
The DCN News Blog Online TV proudly endorses State Trooper Clee Atkinson to be appointed to Sheriff of Edgecombe County.
I first learned of Clee Atkinson NC State Patrol Officer several years ago when I seen him on the news and in the Rocky Mount Telegram as he and a couple of other black males from the Rocky Mount Police Department were helping coach at Rocky Mount Senior High trying to be involved with developing young males in school. A white coach made some derogatory comments to some black males playing sports and Clee and the other coaches stood up and called him out.
The first time I met Atkinson was I seen him refereeing football games years ago. I watched this guy on the football field how professionally he carried himself. I watched how he interacted with the young men on the field.
Several years ago I seen Clee at Abrams in Pinetops where he and other law enforcement officers frequently stops to eat because Mrs. Barber the manager there has been a great friend to the law enforcement.
Clee has been following me on social media and seeing me in meetings for years he said and he has always told me when he seen me that he appreciated what I was doing especially being an advocate for children. He has invited me to some meetings that he have at his church on Saturday mornings monthly however my schedule has not allowed me to attend over the years. I know some brothers who have attended and I have not heard anything but how successful the meetings have been.
I have also had the opportunity to hear Clee speak publicly several times. I have videoed him speaking and his speech can be found on my Youtube page.
Over a year ago Clee contacted me and said that he was interested in seeking the office of Sheriff if and whenever Sheriff James Knight would retire. He said but no way would he run against him. He said just think about it and if and when the time come I will get back with you. You see this brother is smart because as I stated he said he has been following me on social media and seeing me at meetings speaking out. He know I have asked that anyone who want to represent me and the people of Edgecombe County that they need to contact me because I will be holding them accountable for their actions.
Clee has worked for the past several years for former Governor Pat McCrory (Republican) and now he is working with now Governor Roy Cooper (Democrat). This speaks volume. This means that Clee will do the right thing by representing all the people. Clee is a Democrat but I bet McCrory will say he was very professional as it related to his job duties and making him feel safe while holding the office of Governor. In the short time that Cooper has been in office I bet he feel safe and will say that Clee is professional as well.
I am not going to go into Clee’s bio however I ask that you do your own homework and/or if you want to see his bio you can go to my blog and/or you may contact me. However invite him to your communities to see and hear him for yourself.
Clee brings a wealth of knowledge and resources to the table as it relates to law enforcement and POLITICS. He has a great relationship with neighboring county Sheriffs and some highly respected businessmen in the county along with many citizens in the county.
I love supporting folk younger than I. I am 54 years old and I think Clee is in his early 40’s. He is at a seasoned age and time in his professional. For me Clee brings a and also most importantly in the grey and black. So although he has not worked with the Sheriff Office directly he has indirectly because he has worked with Sheriff Knight and know the man
As I listened to Clee during the Sheriff Forum on last Thursday he furthered assured me he is the one.
I feel strongly that Edgecombe County need a young seasoned person who can relate to the young and the older folk.
So knowing what I know and after the forum on Thursday, The DCN News Blog Online TV endorses Cleveland (Clee) Atkinson.
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