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Baseball, Carpet and Success While Lyon was born in Gainesville, Georgia, his family did not stay put for long. By first grade, he was in Greenwood, South Carolina and the moves continued. His father, Russell Lyon, played professional baseball, and while he made the Cleveland Indians roster and eventually became the manager of the minor league team in Calhoun Falls, South Carolina, many years were spent traveling the sport's lower divisions. It was a career that kept the family on the move, and Lyon spent his last high school years in Calhoun Falls, South Carolina, before using baseball scholarships to attend Gordon Military College and later Clemson University. After college, he worked in the textile industry, crafting a career in which his knack for numbers allowed him to succeed in sales, including with companies such as Phillips Petroleum and Amoco. Then, in the early 1980s, Lyon, two college classmates and three coworkers struck out on their own and opened Martin Color-Fi. The company recycled Coca-Cola bottles and x-ray film. Lyon helped expand the business to more than $126 million in sales, and in 1993 the company made an initial public offering. Three years later, Lyon sold his shares. Elbert County Chairman Tommy Lyon is the 2016-2017 ACCG president. He now serves in his third term on the Elbert County Commission. SUMMER 2016 www.accg.org 11 http://www.accg.org/

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - Summer 2016

President’s Message
Director’s Desk
Cover Story: Growth and Opportunity in Elbert County
Georgia Counties Get Results in ACCG’s Policy Areas
Insights from Georgia’s Congressman Lynn Westmoreland
Making Strides for Healthy Communities
Preparing for the Zika Virus in Georgia
Georgia Public Libraries Shine
Counties Emerge into the Digital Age
News & Notes
Index of Advertisers
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - cover1
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Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 7
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - President’s Message
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Director’s Desk
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Cover Story: Growth and Opportunity in Elbert County
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 11
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 12
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 13
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 14
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 15
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Georgia Counties Get Results in ACCG’s Policy Areas
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 17
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 18
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 19
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Insights from Georgia’s Congressman Lynn Westmoreland
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 21
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Making Strides for Healthy Communities
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 23
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 24
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 25
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Preparing for the Zika Virus in Georgia
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 27
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Georgia Public Libraries Shine
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Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 30
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 31
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Counties Emerge into the Digital Age
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Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 35
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 36
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - News & Notes
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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