Lee Commission approves funding for 4-H program assistant

LEESBURG, Ga. -- The Lee County Extension Office is gaining a new 4-H program assistant, thanks to the Lee County Commission.

The Commission voted unanimously Tuesday night to provide 50 percent of the funds beginning July 1 to add the new position. The state will provide matching funds. The request was made by Doug Collins, Lee County Extension Agent.

The Commission also made several appointments Tuesday during a brief voting session.

Johnny Barthlein, Troy Golden and Frank Richter were named to the Lee County Utilities Authority for terms ending Jan. 31, 2014. Normally, the chairman of the Lee County Commission also serves on the panel.

However, Rick Muggridge, who just replaced Ed Duffy as commission chairman, proposed that Duffy remain on the Utilities Authority because of his four years of experience there. Muggridge's proposal was approved without opposition.

John Woodward of District 3 and Lee Johnston of District 5 were appointed to the Lee County, Leesburg, Smithville Planning Commission.

Jane Zingaro was chosen to filled the unexpired term of Augus Worthy on the Lee County Board of Elections and Registration.

The Commission also voted unanimously to approve rezoning a small tract of land at Grand Island Golf Club for a new golf driving range. Deer Trace Development LLC will build the range on just under 10 acres of land.

Although the agenda was short, the meeting room was packed with recreation department football players and their parents.

The Commission honored the players and their coaches for winning state championships in competition sponsored by the Georgia Parks and Recreation Authority.

Leesburg's Eight and Under team won the state title under the direction of coaches Bobby Brogdon and Tripp Knight. Also, the county's 12 and Under team, coached by Ben Henderson, also won the recreation state title.


FryarTuk 1 year, 2 months ago

Extension services are useless. I know of nothing they do that is lastingly productive toward human service, conservation or agriculture. They are a waste of money and should be disband.


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