A local police dispatcher will ring in the New Year with a new lifestyle.
Joyce Skinner will retire on New Year’s Eve.
She's been handling calls for the Elba Police Department for 42 years.
Today Elba Mayor Mickey Murdoch and others thanks Skinner for her dedication, but there is a major reason why she's been on the other end of the line for so long.
"To be able to help someone is what motivated me. That's what kept me here for so long, knowing that I was able to help someone," said Skinner.
During her career, Skinner has worked for a dozen police chiefs, nine Mayors and eleven city councils.