• In a called meeting Monday, April 17, the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners met to discuss personnel.
    After the meeting, a vote was taken to hire Adam Brett of Bartow as the next county administrator. Brett will replace Adam Mestres who resigned earlier this month to accept another position elsewhere.
    Jefferson County Commission Chairman Mitchell McGraw said this week the decision was unanimous and was voted on Monday during a called meeting.

Community

The annual Mitchell Springfest will be held this weekend, April 21 through April 23. It is a longstanding tradition in Mitchell and this year will be coordinated by Amanda Chalker. 
On Friday from 6  p.m. to 8 p.m., local firemen will be serving steak plates (tickets must be purchased in advance) with a 7 p.m. auction for miscellaneous items including luggage, Avon baskets, gift certificates to local restaurants, and a television. After the auction, the festival will hold a neon flash run. Registration is $20. 

Opinion

Our public library system provides a variety of activities for our use. We have computers with internet service, books for all ages and reading levels, and research materials.
Libraries may offer other services such as a place to register to vote. Right now, the libraries in both Jefferson and Glascock counties have family passes you can check out to visit the Michael C. Carlos Museum. The museum is at the center of the main Emory University campus in Atlanta.