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City of Jackson selects Steve Beverly as Hub City Hero

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - The City of Jackson recognizes Steve Beverly as a Hub City Hero for the month of June.

The Hub City Hero is awarded to people in the community who embody selflessness and continually give their time to improve the lives of others in the community.

Mr. Beverly is a native of Columbus, Georgia, but has been in the Jackson area for over 30 years.

Beverly is a retired broadcast journalism professor from Union University.

There he was able to pour knowledge into young journalists, while he managed the student-produced Jackson 24/7 and West Tennessee Today as a digital news platform.

Beverly says that his students had the opportunity to interview elected officials including mayors, and state legislators, this giving his students real journalistic work experience.

Beverly was shocked and grateful to receive this honor.

“It was probably one of the biggest surprises I have ever had because if there is one human being who doesn’t think of himself as a hero it’s me. It does make you realize that whatever you have done in a community has had some positive impact,” said Steve Beverly, Professor Emeritus at Union University.

Recipients are selected monthly and nominations are continuous.

To nominate a hero, visit the city of Jackson Hub City Heroes’ website.

Candidates must be a resident of Jackson, Tennessee.

After a year of heroes have been recognized, one hero will be selected and awarded $1,000 dollars to donate to a non-profit of their choice.

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