New Year’s Day brings reflection to leaders

Published 1:40 pm Friday, December 29, 2017

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

The start of a new year is often a time for setting goals to improve.

For Chilton County Schools Superintendent Tommy Glasscock, the resolution for 2018 is simple, yet can lead to so many other goals. Glasscock said his New Year’s resolution is to declutter.

“That can be a lot of things — physical, mental,” Glasscock said. “I think our lives are too cluttered.”

He got a jump start on the resolution in December of 2017 as he started focusing on prioritizing what was most important.

“I sat down and I realized that I don’t have any free time,” Glasscock said.

Spending time with his grandchildren is one thing Glasscock has put on the high priority list.

Glasscock said he did have some success keeping his resolution in 2017. He had wanted to lose weight and exercise more. He said he lost a little weight and kept it off.

Joe Mims, Chilton County Board of Education vice president, said he does not normally make new year’s resolutions, but he has made an exception this year.

Mims has resolved not to run for re-election to the Board of Education.

“When this term is over, I will have served on the board for 18 years,” Mims said.

He said the technology used in education has changed so much that it is time for him to let someone else step in.

“I’ve worked with some good people,” he said.

Maplesville Town Councilman Hal Harrison said he does not make specific resolutions each year, but “every year, I try to be a better Christian husband and father.”

For the town, he hopes the good things that happened in 2017 will continue.

“I would like to see us continue to grow and prosper,” he said.

Some of the highlights for the town in 2017, Harrison said were the Treats on Main at Halloween and the Old Fashioned Christmas downtown celebration. He called each a” huge success.”