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Thursday, December 20, 2012
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MONROE COUNTY

New undersheriff named

Monroe County Sheriff-elect Rick Ramsay said Wednesday that current Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron will be his second in command when he takes office in January.

"I have known Bill for sometime now, having met him four years ago in Tallahassee while attending the conference for new sheriffs ... [outgoing] Sheriff Bob Peryam and I were both impressed with his intelligence, his diverse law enforcement experience and his depth of education," Ramsay said. Cameron also worked for the Lee County Sheriff's Office for 17 years.

He was appointed Charlotte County sheriff by the governor in December 2003.

BIG COPPITT

Prayer vigil for the slain

An interfaith community prayer vigil in memory of the lives lost last week at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., is set for 4 p.m. Sunday at the Southern Keys Cemetery, 258 Ave. A.

The Rev. Darryl Robinson, president of the Interfaith Ministerial Alliance of Key West and Vicinity, on Wednesday asked all community leaders to attend and take part.

"This is an excellent opportunity for us to help lead the community in prayer, reflection and healing," Robinson said in a public email.

The owners of the cemetery asked Robinson about holding such an event.

KEY WEST

Jazz at Oldest House

Music in Paradise will present its annual Christmas Jazz concert to open the third season at 6 p.m. Dec. 27 in the garden of the Oldest House, 322 Duval St.

Headliners are singer Libby York and saxophonist Tim Mayer. They will be backed up by Scott Marischen on the jazz harp, Linda Sparks on keyboards, Terry Trentham on bass, and drummer Richard Crooks. Other performers will appear as well.

Tickets are $35 a person; $300 for a table of eight. A few VIP tables for $320 are still available, organizers say. Call 305-517-6851 or e-mail musicinparadisekw@gmail.com.