Handy hires new general manager
By Kelly Bledsoe
Directors of the Handy Sanitary District announced that
they have hired a new general manager.
John Williams, who officially came on board as general
manager on February 9, has over 35 years’ experience working on rural water and sewer systems. Williams began his career
in 1980 with Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) located in Harrisburg, PA. In 1994, the USDA was reorganized and the functions
of FmHA were transferred to the Farm Service Agency. Williams retired from the agency in 2014 and he and his wife relocated
to North Carolina to be closer to their only daughter and her family.
Williams is a professional
engineer who graduated from Penn State University. He holds an operator’s License Class A, and has worked with other
small towns and has received numerous awards such as the Friends of Rural Water Award.
Williams is already hard at work
and his main focus is to run the water system effectively and get the sewer system in full operation. He came out of retirement
after seeing the advertisement for the Handy position and felt it would be rewarding to work on the tasks Handy faces. Through
his years of experience Williams understands there will always be unforeseen challenges and he is prepared to approach these
and work through them.
Williams enjoys hunting and fishing and spending time with his family
especially his three-year old grandson who refers to him as “Pops”.
Tim Loflin, along with the other board members Debbi Yarbrough, Darcus Bisher, Norman Hunt, and Charlie Hobson, are excited
to welcome Williams because of his experience and background with rural water and sewer systems.
Wildlife Commission Renovates Bringle Ferry Boating Access Area
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has re-opened the Bringle Ferry Boating Access Area in Davidson County
after completing renovations last week.
The boating access area, which
is located at 3301 N. Bringle Ferry Rd. in Denton, provides access to Tuckertown Lake, a 2,500-acre reservoir. GPS coordinates
are: 35° 35’ 47” N, 80° 13’ 48” W.
Commission staff constructed a concrete boat ramp, a 60-foot x 8-foot floating dock and a gravel parking lot with space for
six cars and 22 vehicles with trailers. Twelve spaces are delineated while the rest of the parking lot is open space. Staff
also stabilized the shoreline by adding riprap.
The entire area is ADA accessible with a dedicated
single-vehicle parking space, a dedicated space for a vehicle with trailer, paved sidewalks and assist rails on the dock.
Tuckertown Lake offers excellent largemouth bass fishing opportunities, particularly
for anglers who like to fish aquatic vegetation. Wildlife Commission fisheries biologists stock the lake annually with striped
bass, and the lake has produced several 20+ pound fish over the last few years. Anglers also fish for black and white crappie,
blue catfish, flathead catfish and sunfish in Tuckertown.
paid for the renovation of the Bringle Ferry Boating Access Area using funds from the Sport Fish Restoration Program <http://www.ncwildlife.org/Conserving/Programs/WildlifeandSportFishRestorationPrograminNC.aspx>,
as well as monies generated from motorboat registration fees.
information on boating in North Carolina, including the locations of more than 200 free, publicly accessible boating access
areas, visit the Commission’s online locater map<http://www.ncwildlife.org/Boating/WheretoBoat.aspx>. For more
information on fishing in North Carolina, including where to fish, visit the fishing page<http://www.ncwildlife.org/Fishing.aspx>