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.
Counties Remember the
20th Anniversary of September 11
in Patriot's Day Ceremonies
Counties throughout the state honored the lives who were lost on September 11, 2001 as part of Patriot's Day ceremonies. County public safety personnel played a key role in these events, remembering the firefighters and law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.
Forsyth County 9/11 Remembrance Event
Cherokee County Patriot's Day Ceremony
Butts County Patriot's Day Ceremony
9/11 Memorial Shirts Benefit
Habersham EMS
Habersham County EMS designed and sold 9/11 memorial t-shirts to recognize the 20th anniversary. Over 500 t-shirts were sold, with the proceeds benefiting Habersham County EMS.
Storm Causes Unexpected Damage
in Cobb County
Cobb County Chairwoman Lisa Cupid spent time with DOT crews surveying the damage from across the county after an unexpected storm dumped nearly five inches of rain early Wednesday. The storm flooded more than two dozen roads, caused fallen trees to block roadways, and the floodwaters displaced more than a dozen families. Cobb EMA and the American Red Cross helped the impacted families find places to stay.
Cherokee County Breaks Ground on "The Buzz"
Cherokee County officials broke ground this week for the construction of the new L.B. Ahrens Recreation Center at Cherokee Veterans Park. The first phase of the center, known in short as "The Buzz" in honor of former Commission Chairman L.B. "Buzz" Ahrens, includes a double gym, open fitness area, climbing wall, two classrooms, aerobics/dance studio, a large meeting hall with a catering kitchen, and an office suite. The recreation center is a $10.4 million project.
Expanding COVID-19 Vaccine Access in Walker County
The Walker County Health Department recently hosted a COVID-19 vaccination event at the Rossville Athletic Center gym to improve access to residents in the northern part of the county. A second event will be held next week. Commissioner Robert Blakemore, pictured here getting his second shot, helped to organize these events.
Meet the ACCG Board of Managers
Name: Rick Muggridge

County & Title: Lee County Commissioner

Year Appointed: 2009

ACCG Board Position: Chairman of the ACCG Retirement Defined Contribution Board of Trustees 

Year First Appointed to the ACCG Board: 2012

About Rick: This October marks 35 years of marriage with his wife Terry! His greatest joys in life are their 3 children - Josh (32), Julianna (29) and Bailey (15). Most people are aware of Lee County being home of Buster Posey, Luke Bryan and Phillip Phillips, however Rick believes these stars are great examples of how great Southwest Georgia (mainly Lee County) is to raise a family. Like his act as a County Commissioner and a grown-up (occasionally) Rick also acts in Lee County's Community Theater. Over the past two decades, he’s been in 15 productions. He’s even had the opportunity to act in shows with two of his kids – his latest role playing a villain opposite of his youngest, the heroine!  
Tell Us What's Happening in Your County!
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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