GINNY FANNING BLURBS

  • If the Morgan County Commissioners’ Office had a soundtrack, it would be the quick tapping of keys, the shuffling of papers and the purr of the copy machine.
  • While chasing Ginny and her boundless energy up and down the halls, I stumbled into the stacks containing the history of love in Morgan County.
  • To follow Ginny Fanning around the Courthouse is to chase Ginny Fanning around the Courthouse.  On several occasions, I wished I had worn sneakers as her efficient and purposeful walk left me running behind her down the halls.
  • If the Morgan County Commissioners’ Office had a soundtrack, it would be the quick tapping of keys, the shuffling of papers and the purr of the copy machine.
  • Maybe it’s my life-long obsession with label makers and hanging files, but the detailed organization that exists in these offices is lovely.  My inner Martha Stewart squealed with glee repeatedly.
  • Even the doors in the Morgan County Courthouse hold a sense of history and memory that is becoming harder and harder to find.  Doorknobs that have been turned by thousands of hands and hinges that have creaked open and shut thousands of times remind you of the depth of the history of Jacksonville.
  • If you didn’t know the sweet soul that is Ginny Fanning, you might feel as if you were approaching a principal’s office where you are surely going to be placed in detention thanks to the giant nameplate hanging in the hallway.  Instead, you get a warm welcome and cheery introductions, which is way better in my opinion.
  • Thankfully,  I was stealthy enough to grab a quick shot of Ginny Fanning in her natural habitat for a speedy selfie before she went back to managing the County.  It was a lovely and enlightening morning and I can’t thank her enough for this week’s adventure.
  • On a beautiful morning such as the one I spent at the Courthouse, a quick glimpse to the sky is a beautiful reminder of the amazing architecture located in Jacksonville.  Tiny details like the vaulted ceiling at the front door and the elaborate archways that frame the windows and doors show amazing craftsmanship and pride.
  • On a beautiful morning such as the one I spent at the Courthouse, a quick glimpse to the sky is a beautiful reminder of the amazing architecture located in Jacksonville.  Tiny details like the vaulted ceiling at the front door and the elaborate archways that frame the windows and doors show amazing craftsmanship and pride.
  • On a beautiful morning such as the one I spent at the Courthouse, a quick glimpse to the sky is a beautiful reminder of the amazing architecture located in Jacksonville.  Tiny details like the vaulted ceiling at the front door and the elaborate archways that frame the windows and doors show amazing craftsmanship and pride.

As an elected official charged with governing our beautiful Morgan County, Ginny Fanning is one of the three County Commissioners tasked with running the county, overseeing everything from public health to building code enforcement. Perhaps my desire to want to be a fake appointed president was a little much, but spending the morning with Ginny Fanning and her fellow commissioners was enough to awe me with the amount of organization, dedication and knowledge it takes for this county to continue to run smooth as butter.

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