Robert Scott came to the McDuffie County Commission meeting on May 4 because his wife was being honored as senior citizen of the year. Or so he thought.
As the proclamation was read, the retired educator realized that it was he who was being honored.
"I thought it was Darlene," Scott said.
Scott, who spent 30 years as an educator, volunteers as a tutor to students preparing for the Georgia High School Graduation Test and serves as Sunday school superintendent at Springfield Baptist Church.
He also serves on the McDuffie County Library Board and the Senior Citizen of the Year Committee for McDuffie County.
He is an active member of the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council of the CSRA and is active with the Georgia Cooperative Extension Agency.
In other action, the commission lifted a hiring freeze to allow County Manager Don Norton to begin the search for a public works director.
"It gives the county manager the ability to go ahead and put feelers out and see what's out there," Commission Chairman Charlie Newton said.
A request to lift the freeze to hire a street maintenance worker was tabled after Commissioner Paul McCorkle asked for more information on the current employment strength.