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Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Parks and Recreation has announced the retirement of Morris Ellison. Ellison is the third longest tenure of all employees in the Douglas County Board of Commission's recorded history with 41 years of service and dedication to Douglas County. Ellison has been employed by the Parks and Recreation Department since its formative years after being hired by former Director Bill Fite in 1978. Throughout his tenure, Ellison worked in the Parks Maintenance Division and was a member of the Parks and Recreation Department's Management Team.

"On behalf of myself, the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department and the citizens of Douglas County, we are appreciative of Morris's 41 years of service to Douglas County.

We hope he has a long and enjoyable retirement," Parks and Recreation Gary Dukes said.

During his retirement, Ellison plans to fill his free time by taking care of his family especially his one-year-old grandson. He also plans to continue working with the Georgia Master Gardeners Association, volunteering, traveling with his wife, Yolanda, and enjoying his favorite hobby which is rebuilding antique cars.

There will a retirement reception and presentation for Morris Ellison to honor and commemorate the end of an era for the Parks and Recreation Department on January 28, 2020 starting at 1 p.m. at his home away from home, Deer Lick Park.

For more information, contact Communications and Media Specialist, Lena Hardy at 678-626-5642 or

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