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Eagle Scout receives local, state recognition
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Dec 13, 2012 | 2622 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
State Rep. Susan Holmes gave Eagle Scout Derek Tillman (center) a resolution from the General Assembly and a U.S. flag flown over the capitol in his honor.
State Rep. Susan Holmes gave Eagle Scout Derek Tillman (center) a resolution from the General Assembly and a U.S. flag flown over the capitol in his honor.
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An Eagle Scout was honored last week by the Jones County Board of Commissioners and the Georgia General Assembly for the impact of his Eagle leadership project.

Derek Tillman officially became an Eagle Scout Oct. 6 and was recognized at the Dec. 4 Board of Commissioners meeting for his assistance to residents of Dulles Park. Tillman’s project was the construction of a sidewalk in front of the senior apartment complex connecting to the Gateway Shopping Center.

Chairman Preston Hawkins presented Tillman with a proclamation. The document states that the Eagle Scout is a member of BSA Troop 911 and earned 25 merit badges in his quest for the rank.

Tillman has been a member of the Boy Scouts for 11 years.

Hawkins recalled that the Scout came to him for help with the project and he got with Gray Mayor Gus Wilson to help get it done. The chairman said the project ended up being a combined effort with local businesses getting involved. He said USA Concrete, Phil Bivins, and Todd Lowe were among those who helped.

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