For 26 years this newspaper has published a Progress Report that presents a wealth of information the general public may not be aware of about our community. First and foremost, let me thank this community for its continued support of this publication. Without your support this special issue would not be possible.
Secondly, let me offer encouragement to the citizens of this community. Be strong advocates in promoting our community. There is no place like Baxley and Appling County.
There are many superior products generated and produced right here in Appling County that are used around the world. From chemicals to recycling equipment and wood products and agriculture, people across the country and world are using products generated in Appling County as you read this. Isn’t it amazing that somewhere across the United States someone is using wood products, electricity, or water pumps produced right here in our community.
Let’s be thankful too. I have watched a lot of communities around our area that have not been as fortunate as Appling County. While we have suffered the loss of one or two industries and businesses, other communities nearby have lost many.
We are all stakeholders in our community and let’s keep moving forward Baxley and Appling County.