State Fair art winner
Terry Williams, a Garner native who now lives in Raleigh, won a blue ribbon in the North Carolina State Fair’s Fine Art and Photography exhibition/amateur painting. His entry was a Lancaster Amish scene in oil. Williams paints for pleasure and does commission work. He most enjoys painting scenes of the past.
Garner officer honored
Garner police officer Steven Doak was recognized Oct. 31 as the Garner Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team Officer of the Year, and one of Wake County’s CIT Officers of the Year.
Doak earned these honors for his role in a critical incident involving a mentally ill person. He has answered numerous CIT calls throughout his career and helped many citizens in crisis in Garner.
Doak joined the Garner Police Department in 2005 after retiring from the U.S. Navy. He is one of the original Garner PD CIT officers and has been a part of the CIT program since 2006. The CIT is a partnership among law enforcement, mental-health care providers and mental-health advocates; police officers train to provide services to the mentally ill who are in crisis.
Autobell scholarship winners
83 Autobell Car Wash Inc. employees in four states were recently awarded 2013 academic scholarships toward the college or university of their choice. Two Garner natives were awarded scholarships: Steven Brown of Methodist University and David Thompson of East Carolina University.