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Legislators of the year
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On Thursday, State Senators John Douglas and Jack Hill were presented the inaugural Jarnett Wigington Legislators of the Year award by Rockdale Cares for their work in promoting the issues and resources for persons with developmental disabilities. Douglas and Hill were taken on a tour of the Rockdale Cares men’s and women’s houses and the Our Place facility. The award is named after the late board member who passed away recently. Sheriff Jeff Wigintgton, his son, was on hand for the honor as well.

Left to right, Sen. John Douglas, Rockdale Cares Executive Director Barbara Kilpatrick, and Sen. Jack Hill. Lower left, State Rep. Randal Mangham.

Rockdale Cares is a non-profit that provides care for adults and children with developmental disabilities. Their facilities include the Men's and Women's Houses, Haven House respite home, and Our Place. For more information, go to or call 770-922-7272.