Walton County's first road fore(wo)man: ‘There's nothing you can't do'

Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 03:41 PM.

On a Wednesday afternoon, Jones is making her way out of the office to fill in for a crewmember who had a doctor's appointment. She hops in the Badger and drives it down the road a couple of miles to the spot she has to dig up.

"We're like a team," Jones said of the road crew. "If you keep an open mind and try to get along, you get a lot more accomplished."

Being the first female foreman is something Jones is proud of, but she's quick to point out that she's not the only female driving tractors for Walton County.

"There's a few women in the road crew," she said. "There's one that runs a tractor and she's very good at it."

And even though Jones is a self-processed tomboy, she believes women can do anything if they're willing to work.

"There's nothing you can't do if you're willing to get your hands dirty a bit.”


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