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Griffin will leave for Yates County post

BATAVIA -- Stephen Griffin, vice president for business development at the Genesee County Economic Development Center, is returning to his hometown, taking the job as chief executive officer of the Yates County Industrial Development Agency.

Griffin, who has worked in Batavia for the past five years, announced his resignation effective May 18 during a recent meeting of the economic development agency.

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Batavia soldier is part of 'Ranger Competition'

A Batavia soldier will be featured on Discovery Channel's "Best Ranger Competition," which will air at 8 p.m. June 17.

Sgt. Jeffrey Decker, 26, is among more than 30 Rangers who participated in a grueling three-day contest that took place last weekend at Fort Benning, Ga.

Decker is a graduate of Elba High School and got his degree in international studies from Fredonia State College.

Decker joined the Army in 2004 and has served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.

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