Georgia House Celebrates Henry County Day at State Capitol
ATLANTA – State Representatives Dale Rutledge (R-McDonough), Brian Strickland (R-McDonough), Andrew J. Welch (R-McDonough), David Knight (R-Griffin), John Yates (R-Griffin), and Demetrius Douglas (D- Stockbridge) today led the Georgia House of Representatives in recognizing Henry County Day at the state capitol. As part of Henry County Day, Henry County Representatives welcomed officials from Henry County to the Gold Dome and passed House Resolutions honoring the accomplishments of Henry County citizens.
“Henry County Day is an opportunity for our delegation to meet with local leaders from our county and honor the outstanding accomplishments of our citizens,” said Rep. Rutledge.
The Georgia House of Representatives today passed House Resolution 164, commending the Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy Football Team for its record-breaking season and state championship victory. The Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy Football Team maintained the state’s number one ranking in Class A football for all but one week of the 2012 season and went on to win the state championship. After beginning the season with a five-point loss to the Class AAA Washington County Golden Hawks, the Eagle’s Landing Chargers won 13 games in a row. Their offense averaged a state-best 44 points per game, and their defense allowed a state-best seven points per game.
“We are so proud of the Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy Football Team for winning the 2012 state championship. They are an outstanding group of hard working young men, and we are honored to host them at the state capitol today,” added Rep. Rutledge.
For more information about HR 164 and the Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy Football Team, please click here.
Members of the Georgia House of Representatives also passed House Resolution 175, recognizing Mr. Warren Holder for providing over 40 years of outstanding public service to the citizens of Henry County. Mr. Holder first began his lifelong commitment to public service in 1971, when he was elected to the Locust Grove City Council. After serving in that position for 17 years, Mr. Holder was elected to the Farm Service Agency Board in 1988 – a position he held until 1996. From 1992 to 1996, while still serving on the Farm Service Agency Board, Mr. Holder also served on the Henry County Board of Education. In 1996, he was elected to the Henry County Board of Commissioners as the District I Commissioner and has continued to serve in this position ever since.
“Honoring the immeasurable and profound public service that Warren Holder has provided Henry County is a small demonstration of our appreciation to him. Thank you Mr. Holder,” said Rep. Welch.
For more information about HR 175 and Mr. Warren Holder, please click here.
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