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Thursday July 29th, 2021 2:21PM

Intersection dedication Sunday

By Ken Stanford Contributing Editor
NEW HOLLAND - A ceremony will be held Sunday in New Holland dedicating the intersection of Quarry Street and Jesse Jewell Parkway in memory of a former longtime Hall County School Superintendent and pastor of a church in New Holland.

A resolution was passed in the Georgia House of Representatives designates that the intersection be named the Rev. H.G. Jarrard Memorial Interseciton.

Jarrard was county schools superintendent for more than 30 years and was pastor of New Holland Baptist Church for 37 years.

THE FULL TEXT OF THE HOUSE RESOLUTION:


A RESOLUTION


Honoring the life of Reverend Henry Grady Jarrard and dedicating an intersection in his memory; and for other purposes.

WHEREAS, many times civic and community leaders have been honored for their service and contributions to their communities by having streets, roads, buildings, or bridges named for them, and Reverend Henry Grady Jarrard is worthy of such an honor; and

WHEREAS, he lived a life of service to Hall County by serving as Hall County School Superintendent for about 30 years, and he brought great change in the school system by starting the comprehensive schools that are a vital part of the Hall County community today; and

WHEREAS, he served as Pastor of New Holland Baptist Church for 37 years, and as school superintendent and pastor he touched the lives of thousands of young people that have made Hall County a great community; and

WHEREAS, the people of the New Holland Community can testify to the interest that Preacher Jarrard had in the development of the young people of the community and how he gave sacrificially of his time and means to that end; and

WHEREAS, it is only fitting and proper that a lasting memorial to his life of service be established.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF GEORGIA that this body hereby honors the life of service of Reverend Henry Grady Jarrard and dedicates the intersection of Jesse Jewell Parkway and Quarry Street in Hall County as the Rev. H.G. Jarrard Memorial Intersection.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department of Transportation is authorized and directed to erect and maintain appropriate signs dedicating the Rev. H.G. Jarrard Memorial Intersection.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit appropriate copies of this resolution to the family of Reverend Henry Grady Jarrard and the Department of Transportation.

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