A Weekly Snapshot of Georgia's Counties (9/19/2020)
Each week ACCG shares photos highlighting activities from counties
around the state and the ACCG team at work. Please see the information at the
bottom on how to submit items from your county.
Georgia Responds to the Impacts of Hurricane Sally
Heavy rainfall from Hurricane Sally fell throughout Georgia on Wednesday evening and Thursday. Many counties, including Henry County EMA, activated their Emergency Operation Center in order to respond to damage within the county. According to the National Weather Service, rain totals across Georgia topped six inches in some parts of the state.
The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) East Central District shared this photo of the damage to Highway 24 in Washington County after two pipes blew out between Sandersville and Davisboro (credit Larry Morris). DOT estimates it will take approximately two months to get this highway repaired if the weather cooperates.
Cherokee County's September 11 Memorial Ceremony Goes Viral
Every year since the anniversary of 9/11, Cherokee County public safety has held a public memorial ceremony that is widely attended by the community. This year, the ceremony was pre-recorded, hosted on Facebook and YouTube and posted at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center. In just a few short days, the video had more than 40,000 views. Watch it here. The Communications Department also highlighted the significance of the firefighter brotherhood through this tribute.
Baker County Promotes Census Participation by Sending Home Information through Schools
Baker County Chairman Connie Hobbs stopped by Baker County School and delivered Census promotion packets to Principal Boyd Williamson to be sent home with every one of the school's 280 students .
Hall County Adds Public Art Created by High School Students on Trail
Students in a welding class at North Hall High School recently created a trio of bottle trees as part of a public art project that the county is working on with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Vision 2030 Public Art Committee. The bottle "leaves" for the trees were collected by employees of the Hall County Resource Recovery Division. The artwork was installed on the Chicopee Section of the Highlands to Islands Trail by inmate crews from the Hall County Correctional Institute.
Meet an ACCG Staff Member: Lisa Lee
Name: Lisa Lee
Program: ACCG Retirement Services
Title: Client Services Manager
Year Started: 2003
About Lisa: I enjoy trips to the mountains and visits to the lake in the summer, especially now that my daughter has learned how to wakeboard.
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 email@example.com.
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