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County Mourns Loss Of Billy Sweet

Billy Sweet passed away at the end of June, and leaves behind a lifetime of service to Blair County. Sweet was an active fireman for over 45 years at Claysburg and vice president of the Blair County Chapter of the NAACP for many years.

"He wore a lot of hats. He was a firefighter, VP for awhile, Fire Police Captain for while..." Travis Finnegan from the Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company said.

"The NAACP's successes in Blair County would not have been possible without the added contributions of Bill Sweet," NAACP Andrae Holsey said.

Sweet's son Travis added, "My dad was really into volunteerism...


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