Each week ACCG shares photos highlighting activities from counties
around the state and the ACCG team at work. Email your photos to bbrown@accg.org.

Houston County Breaks Ground on Tommy Stalnaker Aquatic Center

Houston County recently broke ground on a new natatorium, which will be called the Tommy Stalnaker Aquatic Center.  The facility will include a 50-meter pool and a warm pool for community use.  This pool is the first public pool to be built in the county in more than 50 years.

County Testimony Provided for Development Authority Study Committee

Study Committees appointed during the Legislative Session meet throughout the summer and fall to learn more about specific issues and formulate recommendations for changes in state law.  This week, DeKalb County Commissioner Jeff Rader and ACCG Legislative Director Clint Mueller testified before the Senate Development Authority Study Committee.

Baldwin County and City of Milledgeville Sign LOST Certificate

Baldwin County and the City of Milledgeville have signed their Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) agreement.  The county and city unanimously agreed to provide the City of Milledgeville 39% and Baldwin County 61% of the one percent sales tax over the next ten years.

Public Safety Personnel Receive Recognition for Life Saving Efforts

Lowndes County:  Lowndes County Fire Rescue and South Georgia Medical Center recently recognized four personnel with a Life Safe Award for care rendered during a medical emergency.  Lieutenent Joey Herndon, Sergeant Shawn Snow, Firefighter Carl Walker and Firefighter Ermin Kreso provided medical care resulting in the patient surviving the emergency.

Walker County:  Walker County Chief Blake Hodge recently presented Sergeant Michael Keith and Firefighter Drew Andrews with a Medal of Bravery Award, along with a Life-Saving commendation, for saving two people from a residential structure fire.  Sergeant Christina Hicks and Communication Officer Alyssa Landress also receive a Life-Saving commendation for their efforts in working with the first responders and the victims.

Mobile Veterans Clinic Visits

Newton County

Newton County Commissioner Alana Sanders teamed up with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to bring for the first time, the Mobile Veterans Clinic to Newton County.  Veterans were able to speak directly with counselors, which cut down the time they spend going to other locations.  The Mobile Veterans Clinic is a mobile version of VA Vet Centers that offer access to mental health services, general medicine and more.  

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ACCG wants to share positive news about events and projects from your county with your peers from across the state. Photos and story ideas submitted to ACCG for Georgia's Local Lens or the Georgia County Spotlight may be used in this e-newsletter or on ACCG's website or social media. Photos and other information used are provided courtesy of our county constituents and ACCG staff. For questions or information, please contact Beth Brown at bbrown@accg.org.
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