by Paul Darst
The Harrison County Solid Waste Authority this week named Paul Hamrick to the position of acting director.
Hamrick succeeds long-time director R. George Riley, who died last month.
Hamrick has been the county's litter control chairman since he joined the authority four years ago. He was appointed to the position by the state Division of Natural Resources.
Hamrick has taken part in planning for Earth Week activities, and had coordinated special projects such as America Recycles Day and Project HALT, which targeted litterbugs.
Additionally, Hamrick worked part-time for the Solid Waste Authority as the supervisor of the Pruntytown Inmate Road Crew from 1997 to 1999.
Hamrick is a native of Harrison County and a graduate of Victory High School. He is a retired career veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He and his wife, Patricia, live in the Arlington Addition, where he serves as president of the Arlington Improvement Association.
They have two children, both of whom attend college.
Staff writer Paul Darst can be reached at 626-1404 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.