Lauderdale County Hosts Retirement Reception

Meridian, Miss.

Joe McCraney and Harris Wilder were honored Friday with a retirement reception for their service to Lauderdale County.

McCraney has worked as the county administrator, while Wilder has worked as the road manager.

They talked about what they will miss the most about their jobs.

"I'm going to miss working with the board, and you know the goals and everything that they have set," said McCraney. "They've accomplished a lot."

"Just the challenge, everything, you know. I'll miss all of that," said Wilder. "It's a challenge working for the government, and you like to see progress and things move on."

McCraney worked for Lauderdale County for four years. Wilder spent 32 years in its employ.