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TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2007

Athens fireman Owens gets stand-up comedy at retirement party

By Holly Hollman 340-2445

ATHENS — Jerry Owens got accolades and a stand-up comedy routine during his retirement reception Monday at City Hall.

Athens Fire Chief Cliff Christopher and Mayor Dan Williams awarded Owens a plaque and certificate for his service as a firefighter since August 1979. He retired this month as a Firefighter 3.

Firefighter Clint Boyd gave Owens a stand-up routine.

Boyd, borrowing from comedian Jeff Foxworthy's "you might be a redneck" schtick, delivered these one-liners.

You might be an Owens if...

  • You have Little Debbie stuck in your mustache.

  • Your Sunday best is camouflage.

  • Your two best friends are Briggs and Stratton.

  • You eat four-year-old deer meat.

  • You sharpen your lawn mower blades on your anniversary.

    Owens' wife, Kathy, laughed at the accurate portrayal of her husband. Now that he's retired, she said, he has a 12-mile-long "honey do" list, and then he can relax.

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