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April 28, 2014

Corbin postmaster sworn in at ceremony

CORBIN — By Jeff Noble / Staff Writer

He’s been the postmaster of the Corbin Post Office since Aug. 24, but on Friday Jeff McWilliams was officially sworn in during a ceremony attended by family, friends and co-workers.

Jeff McWilliams’ wife, Meleasa McWilliams, held the Bible while Jeff was sworn in by Doyle Keith, manager of post office operations based in London.

After the swearing-in, Jeff McWilliams noted about the promotion, “It’s nice. It’s been a lot of hard work, but it’s paid off.”

His path as Corbin postmaster began almost 19 years ago, when he started as a casual mail handler at the London Processing and Distribution Center on Oct. 14, 1995. That long road took him to postal positions in the Knox County community of Cannon, the Whitley County community of Siler, a full-time position in London in 2004, then at stops in Williamsburg, Evansville, Ind.; again in London, Flat Lick in Knox County, Harlan, Manchester, and back to London where he was officer-in-charge of that city’s post office. He moved to Corbin to become officer-in-charge in June and was named postmaster last August.

After the swearing-in, a reception was held for Jeff McWilliams, highlighted with a congratulatory cake and two old mailboxes which came from a local general store. Three of the six children in the McWilliams family were able to make it, including 4-year-old twins Max and Mia and 17-year-old daughter Kenna. Not able to attend were 15-year-old son Dale Owens, 13-year-old daughter McKinlee Owens, and 24-year-old daughter Yalanda McWilliams.

 

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