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PLAN retreat focuses on recreation
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Apr 18, 2013 | 936 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The infrastructure committee, facilitated by Steve Smith, took advantage of the warm weather to meet outside during a breakout session at Saturday’s retreat.
The infrastructure committee, facilitated by Steve Smith, took advantage of the warm weather to meet outside during a breakout session at Saturday’s retreat.
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Members of Jones County People Looking Ahead Now attended their annual retreat last weekend, resulting in a new direction for recreation and tourism.

Jones County’s Board of Commissioners certainly gave the grassroots organization their support with all five of its members attending the April 13 work session, held at Little Ocmulgee State Park in McRae. Two board of education members, Deloras Moon and Mark Andrews, attended, and the city was represented by its superintendent, Russ Dorman.

State Rep. Susan Holmes and her husband Paul and Rep. Bubber Epps and his wife Kathryn joined the group for dinner and fellowship Friday evening. Holmes also attended the Saturday morning meeting and gave PLAN members an update from the recently completed legislative session.

Holmes pointed out that Georgia is number three in the nation with movies being made, and she said it was just announced that Covington is opening a $100 million movie complex.

That information was punctuated with the opening of the movie “42” nationwide, which was filmed at Luther Williams Field and downtown Macon.

“The state is changing,” the representative said. “We all need to think regionally with big picture ideas for multicounty areas. The secret is working together. That’s what developers are looking for.”

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