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Why I Love Franklin County: Barry Moore

FRANKLIN LIVING—Barry Moore is a dyed-in-the-wool Franklin County native. He and his wife Deedra, a retired Russellville High School business teacher who now works for Alabama Industrial Development Training, have one daughter, Ashton, a sophomore civil engineering major at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Barry is a 1984 alumnus of Russellville High School, and he earned his business management degree from the University of North Alabama in 1990 after starting at Northwest Junior College in Phil Campbell.

1. What is your job title, and what does your work entail?

Probate judge and chairman of the Franklin County Commission. As probate judge, I probate estates, grant adoptions and guardian/conservatorships and handle election functions. As chairman of the county commission, I work with department heads and county employees on the day-to-day operations of county government.

2. How did you choose your job, and what do you like about it?

I wanted to help people. I enjoy interacting with all the people of Franklin County, being able to help the citizens with their concerns and trying to resolve their issues.

3. What is your favorite place to visit in Franklin County?

Franklin County has so many great places to visit because of the many festivals it has to offer.

4. What is your favorite Franklin County restaurant, and what do you like about it?

We have a variety of places to eat that I enjoy, so I can’t just name one.

5. Why do you love Franklin County?

I love Franklin County because of the people. They are some of the nicest and friendliest you will come in contact with. They are always willing to extend a helping hand.

Fast Five

1. Favorite hobby: planting and working in my vegetable garden

2. Favorite food: grilled hamburger

3. Goal or ambition: to make Franklin County a better place to live and work and to be remembered as being fair and impartial

4. Church: North Highlands Church of Christ

5. Something people might not know about me is: I survived a year in Iraq to come back to Wisconsin and break my neck snow tubing at Fort McCoy.