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Park manager's transfer angers many citizens

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

ADEL, GA (WALB) –A lot of people who support Reed Bingham State Park are angry that the park manager is being transferred.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says Chet Powell accepted a voluntary transfer to High Falls State Park. They say it's a personnel matter and by law they can't talk about the reasons behind the move. Some critics say it's politically motivated. They say Powell has made major improvements over the years.

"We as a group of concerned citizens, feel that the action that DNR has taken, in transferring Chet, is totally unfair and we feel it could have adverse effects on our park," said Cecil Weeks.

Tuesday night, concerned citizens are bringing the issue to Cook County commissioners at their meeting that started at 5:30 and the Colquitt County commission meeting at 7.


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