Harrison to serve as interim head of historical society

Antiques and collectibles appraiser C. Robert Harrison of Uniontown has agreed to serve as interim executive director of the Historical Society of Carroll County while the organization conducts a nationwide search for a new leader.

Harrison's three-month term began in late last month. During his tenure, he will continue to run his business, Harrison Appraisals LLC.

He has a Master of Liberal Arts degree from the Johns Hopkins University and has studied at the Museum for Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winterthur and Williamsburg.

Harrison also is an adjunct faculty member at Carroll Community College.

He has been affiliated with the historical society for more than five years. He helped plan its first antiques appraisal day fundraiser. He also has spoken at the society's box lunch talks.

Waesche hired to run emergency communications

The Carroll County Office of Public Safety Support Services has hired its first emergency communications coordinator, Randolph Waesche Jr.

Waesche, 50, of Thurmont will make $54,995 in the new position. His responsibilities will include managing the emergency communications 911 center, and the public safety radio system for fire, police and emergency services.

He has nearly 30 years of experience, the past 11 as director of emergency communications for Frederick County. In that time, he oversaw the consolidation of fire and police communications in Frederick's 911 center.

Waesche is retiring from Frederick County at the end of the month and begins in Carroll on Sept. 8.

He has a Master of Business Administration from Frostburg State University. He was one of the first four shift supervisors to be hired by Frederick County and was only the third to lead the office in its 38-year history.

As Frederick County director, Waesche obtained more than $2.75 million from the state for enhancements and additions to the emergency communications office.

DeLay to address Carroll Republicans

The Carroll County Republican Central Committee will hold an evening with House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas on Sept. 8 at Martin's Westminster.

Social time starts at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Times may change to accommodate DeLay's schedule.

Tickets are $800 for a table of 10, $85 for a single ticket, and $150 for a photo/dinner ticket for a single or couple. Purchasers of a table will get a photo.

The central committee will print a program for the event and sell ads, which cost from $5 for a patron to $125 for a full page.

Information: 410-857-0745.

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