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Long Chamber has new president
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Master gardener Stacy Ferrier passes out shrubbery samples at the Long County Chamber of Commerce meeting. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

The Long County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new president at its Sept. 20 meeting.
Lillian Simmons stepped into the leadership role after announcing the resignation of former president Marky Waters. In addition, Simmons said corresponding secretary June McCullough stepped down.
According to Simmons, both Waters and McCullough told her they resigned because their job responsibilities left them little time to tackle duties associated with their chamber positions.
Simmons, who had been the president-elect, took over the presidency, Miriam Murray took over as corresponding secretary and Gaynelle Garrison is the new recording secretary.
The chamber doesn’t currently have a president-elect.
The organization tasked member Karen Waters with updating the Web site. Waters brought the issue to the floor and pointed out the site had not been updated and contained incorrect information.
After the meeting, the group enjoyed refreshments provided by VIP Office Furniture and Supply.
In other business:
• The chamber made Lisa Overby the Business After Hours chairwoman.
• Approved Dec. 15 for the Christmas party.
• Announced that the group would pass out candy at Smiley Elementary School on Oct. 30 for trunk-or-treat day.
• Heard a presentation on the Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership by partnership director Jeff Ricketson and EDAW spokeswoman Liz Drake.  

• Heard a proposal by master gardener Stacy Ferrier on how to improve and maintain the Long County community garden, also known as Harris Hughes Rose Garden.

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