Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 5

VOLUME 68, NO. 2 * SUMMER 2017

www.accg.org
ALSO INSIDE: Q & A WITH DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BEN HAMES:
COUNTIES AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

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upfront

contents
departments

8 President's Message

33 News & Notes

9 Director's Message

34 Index of Advertisers

SUMMER 2017

features
HARALSON

COUNTY:

LOCATION AND RURAL
HISTORY PROVIDE
OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUCCESS

2017-2018 ACCG
President Allen Poole,
Haralson County Chairman

PLUS:
Parks and Recreation:
An Investment for Today and Tomorrow
County Senior Services Help
Residents Flourish and Thrive
UGA Extension Educates Communities through
Partnerships with Parks and Recreation, Senior Centers

19 ACCG and GDOT Dedicate
Historical Marker

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By Nicole Butler

Haralson County: Location
and Rural History Provide
Opportunities for Success

26 Q & A with Deputy
Commissioner Ben Hames:
Counties and Workforce
Development

By Sierra Hubbard

County Health Departments
Work to Improve Communities

Learn more about the place ACCG President
Allen Poole calls home.

LGRMS: From Wellness to Wellbeing

SPECIAL FOCUS ON COUNTIES
16 Parks and Recreation:
An Investment for
Today and Tomorrow

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cover story

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20 County Senior Services Help
Residents Flourish and Thrive
By Rebecca McCarthy

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23 UGA Extension Educates
Communities through
Partnerships with Parks and
Recreation Departments,
Senior Centers

Publisher: Robert Kramer

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By Clint Thompson
(with contributions from
Merritt Melancon and Sharon Dowdy)

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Presiden County Chairma
Haralson

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28 County Health Departments
Work to Improve
Communities
By Noble Sprayberry

31 From Wellness to Wellbeing:
LGRMS Assists Counties with
Providing Comprehensive
Health Programs to Local
Government Employees

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia County Government - Summer 2017

President’s Message
Director’s Message
Haralson County: Location and Rural History Provide Opportunities for Success
Parks and Recreation: An Investment for Today and Tomorrow
ACCG and GDOT Dedicate Historical Marker
County Senior Services Help Residents Flourish and Thrive
UGA Extension Educates Communities through Partnerships with Parks and Recreation Departments, Senior Centers
Q & A with Deputy Commissioner Ben Hames: Counties and Workforce Development
County Health Departments Work to Improve Communities
From Wellness to Wellbeing: LGRMS Assists Counties with Providing Comprehensive Health Programs to Local Government Employees
News & Notes
Index of Advertisers
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - Intro
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - cover1
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - cover2
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 3
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 4
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 5
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 6
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 7
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - President’s Message
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - Director’s Message
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 10
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 11
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - Haralson County: Location and Rural History Provide Opportunities for Success
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 13
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 14
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 15
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - Parks and Recreation: An Investment for Today and Tomorrow
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 17
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 18
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - ACCG and GDOT Dedicate Historical Marker
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - County Senior Services Help Residents Flourish and Thrive
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 21
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 22
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - UGA Extension Educates Communities through Partnerships with Parks and Recreation Departments, Senior Centers
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 24
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 25
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - Q & A with Deputy Commissioner Ben Hames: Counties and Workforce Development
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 27
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - County Health Departments Work to Improve Communities
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 29
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 30
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - From Wellness to Wellbeing: LGRMS Assists Counties with Providing Comprehensive Health Programs to Local Government Employees
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - 32
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - News & Notes
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - Index of Advertisers
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - cover3
Georgia County Government - Summer 2017 - cover4
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