Three Long County commissioners and other officials traveled to the state capital Feb. 9 to discuss local issues with state representatives.
Sheriff Craig Nobles, Development Authority Chairman Danny Norman, Long County Chamber of Commerce Past-President Don Melton; Commission Chairman Dwight Gordon, Vice Chairman Clifton DeLoach and Commissioner Gerald Blocker met with Rep. Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, for dinner. They discussed concerns facing growing counties in the state.
On Feb. 9, Jones introduced them in the General Assembly. Afterward, they met with Mark Williams, commissioner for the Department of Natural Resources, to discuss Morgan Lake. Local officials explained what they would like at the new park, as well as some additional area used by citizens.
Ideas included a public boat landing, camping site, horse riding trails, and a firearm range.
Their next stop was to see Sen. Tommy Williams, R-Lyons, who represents District 19, and is Transportation Committee chairman. Gordon, DeLoach and Blocker told Williams a traffic light is needed at the intersection of Highway 84 and Macon Street in Ludowici, along with a crosswalk and a right-turn lane, as well as other road improvements in the county.
The local officials later visited Department of Transportation board member Ann Purcell, who represents the area, and Deputy DOT Commissioner Todd Long and their staff, for more discussion of the signal, crosswalk and turn lane.
The officials returned late Feb. 11.