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County recognizes May as Older Americans Month (with video)


Monday morning, the county commission signed a proclamation recognizing May as Older Americans Month. Commissioners are pictured with members of the Senior Citizens Center. Robert Preston, Jr./DouglasNow.com Monday morning, the county commission signed a proclamation recognizing May as Older Americans Month. Commissioners are pictured with members of the Senior Citizens Center.

Monday morning, the Coffee County Board of Commissioners heard remarks from Connie Lott of the Senior Citizens Center, who announced that May is Older Americans Month. During her comments, Lott outlined a few activities going on this month at the center, including a raffle for a homemade quilt made by Senior Citizens Center members. The commission also signed a proclamation recognizing May as Older Americans Month in Coffee County.

Commissioners heard the first reading of a request from Lynn Shiver to rezone 2.19 acres at 5005 Highway 32 West from R-2 to R-M (residential mix). The Planning Commission has approved the request. The county will hold a public hearing on the request on June 6 at 9:30 a.m.

Commission chairman Johnny Wayne Jowers announced that the county will recognize the National Day of Prayer at noon on Thursday, May 5, at noon in the courthouse inside the jury assembly room. Jowers also announced that early voting is underway in Coffee County. Early voting will continue through May 20. The polls will be open on Saturday, May 14, for early voting as well. Regular voting in this year’s elections will be on Tuesday, May 24.  

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Connie Lott of the Senior Citizens Center addresses the county commission at Monday morning's regular commission meeting. Robert Preston Jr./DouglasNow.com
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