A local law enforcement agency stepped up to help an area high school in serious need of upgraded athletic equipment.
The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office donated several pieces of weight room and fitness equipment to SouthWest Edgecombe High School. Sheriff Clee Atkinson said the school received about 12 to 15 pieces of used equipment that is still in great shape. Atkinson was able to gather the equipment from people he has built relationships with from across North Carolina.
Dr. Valerie Bridges, superintendent of Edgecombe County Public Schools, said the Sheriff’s Office is one of the school district’s most important partners.
“We’re extremely grateful for the donation of fitness equipment for SouthWest High School,” Bridges said. “This will give our students access to state-of-the-art equipment in the weight room. Sheriff Atkinson and his department have been instrumental in our school receiving this amazing gift.”
SouthWest Edgecombe football coach Jonathan Cobb said the last time any new or updated equipment was purchased for the school’s weight room was 31 years ago in memory of a former SouthWest player. (Read more)
Pastor Malcom E. Lewis and the Men of Anderson Chapel MBC Macclesfield NC cordially invite all men and women to come out and celebrate our Annual Men’s Day with us on Sunday August 5, 2018 11:00 AM. Edgecombe County Sheriff Cleveland (Clee) Atkinson Jr. will bring forth a powerful spiritual message “Men Run & Tell That!” Sheriff Deputy Lynn Powell and The Shades of Harmony will provide the spiritual in songs. Please come out and support the Men of Anderson Chapel and the Sheriff of Edgecombe County. You don’t want to miss this powerful message.
Deacon David Ricks
Bro. Curmilus Dancy II – (252) 314-5484
In this photo: Congressman G.K. Butterfield (L), Sheriff Clee Atkinson (R)
I am proud to call you Sheriff of Edgecombe County because I felt that you were the best candidate for the job.
I get so happy when I see a young person get involved and want to do things to help Edgecombe County but not limited to a better place to live, work and play.
I will support you as long as you keep it about the real thing and that is to protect and serve the citizens of Edgecombe County but not limited to.
I know you will encounter some mess coming from folk who want to tell you what to do, how to do and that is fine as long as it is something that you feel is important but if not then you continue moving forward.
I know there are going to be some folk that you talk to and/or associate with that some folk gonna have some issues with but you need to recognize and understand that you are a grown man and that you know what is right and wrong. You do you and at the end of the day if you make some bad choices then it will be your choice and not what others wanted you to do. I don’t have to tell you to pray about it because everyone knows you are a praying man and for me you ought to be an ordained minister. I have heard you speak several times and you are awesome.
Remember this word accountability. I am going to hold you accountable for your actions. I try to get to know the folk who represent me and I will try to get to know more about you.
So again I say congratulations and I look forward to you doing just what you said you were going to do. During your campaign trail you said, “Help is on the way!” Well the time has come and so now we gone see what you gonna do. I feel good about it so I trust and believe that help is here.
Clee Atkinson was officially appointed and sworn in as Sheriff of Edgecombe County along with his deputies and staff.
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