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Long County grateful to Hinson Mosley
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Editor, I am writing this letter to honor and pay tribute to Hinson Mosley. Mosley was born in Hazlehurst on Oct. 21, 1932. He is the youngest of five children born to Nan Lou and Robert Mosley.  After attending schools in Laurens, Dodge, Jeff Davis, Pierce and Wayne counties, he graduated in Screven, Georgia.
Hinson was employed by the Atlantic Coastline Railroad for three years. During the Korean conflict, he served for four years in the United States Air Force. To further advance his career, Mr. Mosley attended evening classes at Waycross College and graduated from Foxboro Instrumentation School — in addition, he operated the family farm.
Hinson is married to the former Linda Lawson, a retired teacher. They have four children and two great-grandchildren, and are active members at the Odum Baptist Church.
In 1992, Hinson began his political career and was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives from District 171. He served on the appropriations committee, chaired the game, fish, and parks committee, and served on the economic development sub-committee.  He was vice chairman of the transportation committee and served on the policy committee. He was vice chairman of the human relations and aging committee and the rail passenger oversight committee.  Hinson served 14 years in the legislature.
In 2007, Hinson was elected to the board of directors for Satilla REMS. He is vice chairman of the board.  He serves on the Georgia EMC and the governor’s economic development council. He is a member of the Altamaha Technical College’s foundation board and has served for 16 years on the Altamaha Credit Union supervisory committee.
Hinson Mosley will long be remembered for his many years of service, continual help and support for the city of Ludowici and Long County.  He was instrumental in facilitating and procuring financial contributions for the improvement of the city and county.
A few of his accomplishments are:
• Promoted and obtained the four-lane road on U.S. Highway 84 through Long County.
• Obtained $300,000 for a capital murder case in Long County.
• Acquired new cars for both the county and city law enforcement agencies.
• Secured the Long County State Prison, which employs approximately 50 individuals.
• Worked diligently to gather funding for the improvement of the water system in Ludowici, betterment of the Ludowici-Long county jail and road repair due to hurricane damage.
• Instrumental in gaining monetary aid in building the Long County High School football field (Veteran’s Stadium), city park (Freedom Park), in Ludowici and new facilities for the Long County Department of Family and Children Services and the Long County Health Department.
Hinson Mosley made a multitude of contributions to Long County and the city of Ludowici, many of which remain unmentioned. On July 12, 2010, Hinson Mosley Highway from Jesup to Screven was dedicated in his honor.  This honor is well deserved due to the numerous advancements he made for the district he served. This tribute is a meager thanks to Hinson Mosley for his help and service in improving Long County and the city of Ludowici.

Cecil Nobles
Sheriff, Long County
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