David Padgett, Bullock County Development Authority; Lynn Jinks, President of the Bullock County Chamber of Commerce and partner at Jinks, Crow & Dickson; Sharon Lee, Administrator Bullock County Hospital; and Christy Crow, partner at Jinks, Crow & Dickson.

David Padgett, Bullock County Development Authority; Lynn Jinks, President of the Bullock County Chamber of Commerce and partner at Jinks, Crow & Dickson; Sharon Lee, Administrator Bullock County Hospital; and Christy Crow, partner at Jinks, Crow & Dickson.

By Christy Crow

When the pandemic started, all Americans recognized that there is an essential worker that we may not have recognized before - those that work in health care.

As the pandemic spread and hospitals filled, workers at hospitals put their health and wellness on the line to continue to work every day.

Jinks, Crow & Dickson wanted to recognize our local health care workers and thank them for everything they do for our community. “Our employees are the lifeline of our hospital,” Lee stated. “We would not be able to continue to operate without the hard work of the many fine people that work here. We have known this for years. We are so thankful that others are recognizing that as well.”

Lynn Jinks is the new President of the Bullock County Chamber of Commerce. He knew the importance of supporting local businesses. With this in mind, he reached out to David Padgett, the Economic Development Officer for Bullock County, and with the help of the local Chamber of Commerce, they developed a Buying Bullock gift card that can be used at a variety of local grocery stores, restaurants, and shops.

Jinks, Crow & Dickson then donated a $10 gift card for every hospital employee and presented those to Sharon Lee, Bullock County Hospital’s administrator, for distribution to the employees.

“We’re very excited about expanding our partnership with the Bullock County Economic Development Authority,” Jinks said. “The Chamber and the Development Authority are working together to reach common goals - increase local spending, support and improve local businesses and develop new opportunities for business.”

“Buying Bullock is an exciting opportunity to expand local dollars being spent here,” Padgett said. “You can buy gift cards that can be used at a variety of local businesses. Shopping local increases our local dollars used for supporting our schools, our businesses, and our community. This increases our tax revenue and supports our community.”

For more information on the Buying Bullock program, you can visit yiftee.com or visit the Development Authority.

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