Jim Edgemon was guest of honor Sunday at a reception at First Baptist Church as he celebrated his 80th birthday surrounded by family and friends. State Rep. Eric Watson, with Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland, presented Edgemon a proclamation recognizing his long career as a highway patrolman, businessman, veteran, church and civic leader. From left are the Watsons, Pam Edgemon and husband Jim, and Mayor Tom and Sandra Rowland. The state proclamation had been read on the House floor by Rep. Watson, passed and signed by Gov. Bill Haslam and Speaker Beth Harwell.