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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Dale Guthrie Wins Another Four Years as Clerk of The Court

Guthrie Wins Fifth Term In Unopposed Campaign By Sid Riley
Dale Rabon Guthrie was born December 1, 1956, at Chattahoochee, Florida to Joe and Nancy Rabon. She graduated from Sneads High School and Chipola Junior College and then attended Florida A & M. Her husband John Guthrie and Dale live in the country just a couple of miles from where she has lived all of her life.
She is a Democrat and has been with the Jackson County Clerk of Courts’ Office for almost 29 years - the last twelve as the Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts. As Clerk, she is also the County Chief Financial Officer, County Auditor, County Recorder and ex-officio Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners. The office is very complex and has many duties and responsibilities, which she and her experienced staff strive to fulfill.
"In order to meet public and technology demands I have upgraded the computer systems for the function, and as a result the judges are able to view Clerk documents from their offices. All law enforcement agencies are now able to search the court records 24 hours a day seven days a week by logging onto the clerk’s criminal justice information system. Official records from 1990 forward are available on the Internet and can be viewed at County Commission minutes are also available on the Internet," she explained.
"I have implemented systems in court processing where the clerk can enter cases and court dispositions as well as issue notice to appear and warrants while the judge is still on the bench. The Judge signs the orders and the defendant, State Attorney and Public Defender receive their copies before leaving the courtroom. This procedure has been very cost effective since we are saving postage as well as employee work time. My next priority will be to make electronic filing of cases and recording of documents in the Official Records a reality, Guthrie continues.
I am thankful for the chance to continue my work for the citizens of Jackson County. We pledge to continue to provide exemplary service to all residents of Jackson County. My staff and I will always seek to treat each individual with respect, fairness and friendliness. I am committed to doing my very best and promise that I will never forget that it was you who elected me to this most honorable position.
I humbly thank you for your continued support.

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