This past Tuesday morning, December 5th, the County Commissioners were able to get hands on with some local students, honoring them for some recent achievements. There are many incredible young men and women all throughout Troup County and recently, 4H students competed at state competition, placing very well against challengers from all across Georgia. That Tuesday morning, some of these students were there at the meeting for a declaration.
The Troup County 4H program was also honored at that morning’s meeting. Your local 4H club have many different programs, with over 500 members strong in Troup County, adding to the 17,000 members statewide. Between their agricultural and environmental efforts, agricultural awareness, leadership, communication skills, foods and nutrition, health, energy conservation and citizenship, the group has a reach that touches many different areas. Recently, the group competed in statewide activities, with Shooting Sports, District Project Achievements, Senior Project Achievements, and Cloverleaf Project Achievements, with many members placing and receiving medals in these events. That Tuesday, December 5th, was declared by the county as 4H Day countywide.
At that mornings meeting, the county also voted on a workers compensation insurance proposal. At last week’s work session, the county discussed three proposals, two of which were from the ACCG – Association County Commissioners of Georgia and one from the Mallory Agency. Each entity had a proposal for $500,000 in limited liability coverage and ACCG had a proposal for $300,000. The board passed the recommended ACCG proposal for the $300,000 limited liability coverage.
There were a few other items of business that were handled that morning, including a re-zoning on Johnston Street involving property Mitchell Marina. This has been a highly discussed issue over the past few weeks as far as access to commercial property through the residential Johnston Street, something that the county had a difficult time trying to navigate. In the end, the commissioners did approve the re-zoning.