Jeff L. Thigpen Register of Deeds

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

NC County Government Property Tax Rates

Increases 48
Decreases 4
No Change 45
Interim 3

Thursday, July 26, 2007

The New Kid in Town

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Welcome to our new son, Aiden Thomas Thigpen.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

From Coach Jack Holley to Coach Battle Holley in Wallace Rose Hill.

There is a new Football coach at Wallace Rose Hill. Battle Holley.

His Dad, Coach Jack Holley won more high school football games than anyone I can figure out.

The story in the News and Observer read...[There was no press conference, parade or banquet. "I don't want a rocking chair or silver bowls ... nothing said ... I just want to walk on the way," said Coach Jack Holley. He'll still be around.

"I want him to coach the offensive line, if my mama will let him", said Battle.

I wish them both well. I played American Legion baseball and in the NC State Games with Battle. We won the Gold! Battle will be a great Coach, just like his Dad.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Update on Public Records and Data Security

I sent a Memo to the Board of Commissioners updating them on my efforts to reassess our internal policies. Excerpt from the update:

My office will be consulting with Guilford County Information Services, County Attorney, Sheriff’s Department, NC Institute of Government, NC Vital Records, Attorney General's office and others over the next 90 days.

This effort will allow us to revise our internal procedures related to public records with increased emphasis on data security and fraud prevention while preserving our ongoing commitment to serve the public consistent with NC General Statutes. This consultative effort will cover a multitude of areas in the office including land and vital records and will guide our daily operations in the future.

I will update the Board with these updated policies as soon as they are finalized.

Spotlight: Guilford County Health Department

Check out the Health Department!

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I have a great appreciation for Merle Green and her employees. Here is a great place to get updates and great information on health issues!

In Guilford County Government This Week

Guilford County Emergency Services conducted a county-wide Hurricane Exercise on Tuesday, June 26th and Wednesday, June 27th to evaluate the Guilford County Emergency Operations Plan, agency plans and policies, and the Web EOC Critical Incident Management program. The exercise included participants from other various city/county departments and allied agencies. The training exercise provided opportunities for participants to improve their skills and knowledge in carrying out their respective duties when dealing with large scale incidents that will impact Guilford County.

On Wednesday, June 27th, the Department of Social Services had a welcome reception for Mr. Robert Williams, the new Director of DSS. Outgoing DSS Board members, Dr. Joan Matthews and Mrs. Carlvena Foster were also recognized for their years of service. I attended this event along with Commissioners Parks and Davis.

Commissioners Alston, Davis, Parks, and Perkins along with Rob Bencini, Melissa Johnson, and County Manager David McNeill attended the groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for the World Headquarters and Manufacturing Center for HondaJet. Officials from the State of North Carolina, economic developers, municipal officials, and business leaders were on hand to hear Michimasa Fujino, President and CEO of Honda Aircraft Company, provide an update on the company’s progress and commitment to the Triad area. Site work is underway and construction will start soon.

Courtesy of the Manager's Weekly Report!