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Ga. Historical Society honors Sen. Jack Hill
Hill honored for being generous supporter
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State Senator Jack Hill is honored by the Bulloch County Historical Society at R.J.'s Seafood and Steaks Monday. - photo by SCOTT BRYANT/staff
    Georgia Sen. Jack Hill was honored Monday by a "presidential citation" from Dr. Todd Gross, president of the Georgia Historical Society. The presentation was made during a meeting of the Bulloch County Historical Society, which considers Hill one of their own.
     Hill has roots in Bulloch County, in the Brooklet area. He has long been actively interested in preserving and following Georgia history, he said.
    "This presentation is long overdue," Gross said. "(Hill) has been one of the most consistent and generous supporters" of Georgia history.
    Gross told society members and guests that Hill "knows the importance of history and history education," as well as the importance of history to the tourism industry. As he presented the Presidential citation to Hill, the audience gave Hill a standing ovation.
    "This really means a lot to me," Hill said. "This is very typical of this area. The work of this Society here in Bulloch County is terrifically important." He noted the need to " preserve and carry forward history to future generations."
    The Georgia Historical Society is "important to our state and we need to continue to nurture it," he said.
    Joe McGlamery, Bulloch County Historical Society member who introduced Gross, said "Sen. Hill has well represented Bulloch County. Congratulations, Jack. You  make us proud."
    The citation was awarded at the beginning of the society's meeting, and was followed by a presentation on "The New Deal in Bulloch County" by Dr. Del Presley.


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