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United Way holds meeting, awards luncheon

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WTOC's Craig Harney receives the Spirit of the Community Award from the United Way. WTOC's Craig Harney receives the Spirit of the Community Award from the United Way.
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Several individuals, organizations and businesses were recognized Wednesday for their outstanding support of the United Way.

Outgoing Chairman of the Board Jeff Kole, who is president of Kole Management Co., highlighted United Way of the Coastal Empire's 2013 accomplishments and recognize key community volunteers and contributors who helped United Way raise $8.9 million. 

New officers and board members were elected and retiring board members were recognized. The new campaign chair was introduced.

Three honorees received the Spirit of Community Awards for their excellence in giving, advocating and volunteering for the United Way: Robert S. Jepson, Linda Evans and WTOC's Craig Harney.

"It's great recognition because the United Way is a great organization. To my mind, the best run organization in the city. It's full of great people who do all the right things for all the right reasons," Harney said.

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