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Health building dedicated to former chairman
Wilson address crowd as Dr. Skelton listens
Former Long County Commission Chairman Randy Wilson addresses the crowd as Coastal Health District Director Dr. W.D. Skelton looks on. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
Former Long County Commissioner Randy Wilson was honored Sept. 30 when the Long County Health Department officially named its office after him.
The Randall T. Wilson Long County Public Health Center was dedicated by the county board of health during a ceremony that included a speech by Georgia Coastal Health District Director Dr. W.D. Skelton. The director welcomed the crowd and praised Wilson for his service.
“Randy served 19 years as the chairman on the board of health and he has done an excellent job in helping to improve the health services during that time,” Skelton said. “We appreciated his leadership and, with him, we always have worked to do what was in the best interest of the county.”
 Ludowici Mayor Myrtice Warren addressed the crowd next. “I’ve been on the city council since 1972 and during that time, a lot of commissioners have come and gone. Before Randy became a commissioner, a lot of them acted like we (Ludowici) didn’t exist, like we weren’t even a part of the county.  When Randy got elected, that changed. We started working together.
Wilson himself spoke and said he was honored to have served on the board and to serve Long County. He thanked everyone and acknowledged his family’s support.
In addition to serving on the BoH, Wilson held positions on various other boards, including the county commission, the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Board of Directors, the MACE Task Force Board of Directors and the Resource Conservation and Development Board of Directors.
Sen. Tommie Williams and Long County Commissioners Clifton DeLoach and Wallace Shaw also attended.
Wilson has been married to his wife, Debbie, for 23 years and they have three children and four grandchildren. He belongs to the First Baptist Church of Ludowici.
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