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VOLUME 67, NO. 2 * SUMMER 2016 www.accg.org ALSO INSIDE: PREPARING FOR THE ZIKA VIRUS IN GEORGIA upfront www.accg.org contents 8 President's Message 9 Director's Desk SUMMER 2016 features GROWTH & OPPORTUNITY 20 Insights from Georgia's Congressman Lynn Westmoreland IN ELBERT COUNTY PLUS: Georgia Counties Get Results in ACCG's Policy Areas Insights from Georgia's Congressman Lyn Westmoreland Making Strides for Healthy Communities Georgia Public Libraries Shine Counties Emerge into the Digital Age ON THE COVER: The short line railroad system provides Elbert County access to CSX and Norfolk Southern, two major railroads. SPECIAL FOCUS: COUNTIES SHINE 16 Georgia Counties Get Results in ACCG's Policy Areas departments 37 News & Notes 38 Index of Advertisers 10 cover story Growth and Opportunity in Elbert County By Noble Sprayberry Learn more about the place ACGC President Tommy Lyon calls home. By Laura A. Hernandez 22 Making Strides for Healthy Communities By Rebecca McCarthy Published by 26 Preparing for the Zika Virus in Georgia 12600, Deerfield Parkway, Suite 350 Alpharetta, GA 30004 Phone: 770-810-6957 Toll Free: 800-796-8638 Fax: 770-810-6995 Web: www.naylor.com By Rosmarie Kelly, PhD MPH & Nancy Nydam ARING E: PREP ALSO INSID 28 Georgia Public Libraries Shine SUMMER FOR THE S IN GEO ZIKA VIRU RGIA www.accg.o rg 2016 By David Walker Group Publisher: Robert Kramer Naylor Editor: Ann DeLage 32 Counties Emerge into the Digital Age Advertising Director: Robert Kramer Project Leader: Steven Cofino GROWTHUN&ITY OPPORTCOUNTY By Sierra Hubbard Marketing: Nancy Taylor IN ELBERT Advertising Sales: Ashley Benton, Krys D'Antonio, Norbert Musial, Arlene Nowicki, John O'Neil, Vicki Sherman, Jamie Williams, Jason Zawada PLUS: lts Get Resu s Counties Georgia Policy Area in ACCG's gia's from Geor land Insights more an Lyn West unities Congressm hy Comm Healt for es ries Shine Making Strid Public Libra Age Georgia al the Digit Emerge into Counties Layout and Design: Ranjeet Singh ©2016 Naylor, LLC. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the written consent of the publisher. Georgia County Government is published quarterly. Price per issue $1.50; Georgia County Government Directory is $50. Direct magazine subscription rate effective July 2006 is $45 per year for subscribers who are non-ACCG members. VISIT THE DIGITAL EDITION OF GEORGIA COUNTY GOVERNMENT FOR INTERACTIVE FEATURES: www.naylornetwork.com/acg-nxt PUBLISHED JUNE 2016/ACG-Q0216/3033 26 28 16 SUMMER 2016 www.accg.org 5 http://www.accg.org/ http://www.accg.org/ http://www.accg.org/ http://www.naylor.com http://www.naylornetwork.com/acg-nxt 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
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - cover2
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Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 5
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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
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - 29
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 - 34
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
Georgia County Government - Summer 2016 - cover3
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