Tia Lynn Lecorchick managing editor
Chairman of the Morgan County Board of Commissioners, Andy Ainslie, followed Governor Nathan Deal’s lead, who declared Sunday Nov. 2 as Georgia Retired Educators Day. Ainslie encouraged the community to recognize the retired educators in their churches, families, and neighborhoods in honor of this day. “These are wonderful people whose service to the community we are grateful for,” said Ainslie. Ainslie read a Retired Educators Proclamation to pay homage to the retired teachers of Morgan County. “As a former educator myself, I have worked along side most of you and know what wonderful people you are,” said Ainslie to a handful of retired teachers present at the reading. “Retired educators of Georgia donate thousands of hours of volunteer service and make invaluable contributions to the welfare of their respective communities across the state and it is appropriate that a day be designated for citizens to express their appreciation for the contributions that retired educators have made, and continue to make for the betterment of human lives and for society,’ said Ainslie. “And local churches will recognize those lasting contributions made by retired educators in this community,’ added Ainslie.