One Oglethorpe County worker is proof that home is where the heart is.
Josh Hawkins ended his seven years in the U.S. Army with a deep-rooted desire to return home and serve those in his community through public administration. While managing budget, employees and county operations can be hard, Hawkins says he does it with love because of the care and connection he has to Oglethorpe County.
There’s really no amount of compensation that could replace being around family for me…I’m just tickled to death that I get to live here and have a career here, and it’s really an ideal situation for me.” – Josh Hawkins
Hawkins worked in aviation when he was in the Army. He says: “I still fly. When I was in the Army, I flew black hawks…we have a little airport…we went to Charleston on our honeymoon, so we flew out there.”
Hawkins loves his home land so much that he was recently married there. “A month or so ago, I got married here on the farm, and so there’s a lot of emotional attachment with just the land.”
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