|Vicky Long unopposed in register of deeds race |
|Posted: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 8:02 pm |
|Vicky Long is officially announcing her candidacy for re-election as Obion County’s register of deeds. |
“It has been an honor and privilege serving the people of Obion County for the past 24 years as register and 13 years prior to that as deputy register,” she said. “Through the years, I have promised to run the office in a friendly and efficient manner and will continue to do so.”
She began working in the register’s office part-time after school and on Saturday mornings in January 1973 under the late Evelyn Hogins and began full-time in May 1973. She was elected to her first term of office in 1986.
Mrs. Long said the register’s office records deeds to property, deeds of trust, powers of attorney, subdivision plats, tax liens and many miscellaneous documents. All documents are public records and the office is governed under state laws, private acts and public acts.
In January 2008, the office went to a computer system.
“This was a big step for this office. Even though everything is on computer, we also still record documents in the books,” Mrs. Long said.
In the past two years in the staff’s spare time, they have backscanned all deed books and trust books (with the exception of a very few) and are now working on the miscellaneous books.
Mrs. Long said this helps with the efficiency of the office, as well as provides another backup for the records.
Mrs. Long, the daughter of Ray and Mary Jo Overton of Union City, has been married to Terry Long for 36 years. They are the parents of two sons — Matt Long, who is married to Shelly Long, and Josh Long, all of Union City — and have a granddaughter, Kailey.
She is a member of the West Tennessee Registers Association, Tennessee Registers Association and County Officials Association of Tennessee.
“I take my job very seriously,” Mrs. Long added. “I’m proud of the register’s office. We strive everyday to make the office more efficient for the public. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my office staff, Jan Ogden and Nancy Espy, for their hard work and dedication as county employees.
“At this time, I would like to thank the people of Obion County for your friendship and support through the years. Although I am running unopposed, I would like to ask you for your complimentary vote at this time.”
Published in The Messenger 4.21.10