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Sheriff Kyle Sapp speaks to Retired Eduators
Wanda Mosley, president of TCREA, presenting a gift of appreciation to Sheriff Kyle Sapp.
Wanda Mosley, president of TCREA, presenting a gift of appreciation to Sheriff Kyle Sapp.

Tattnall County Sheriff Kyle Sapp was the guest speaker at the bi-monthly meeting of the Tattnall County Retired Educators Association (TCREA) at the Board of Education Office in Reidsville. Sapp is a native Tattnall Countian who began his education at Collins Junior High, aka known as Collins Elementary School. His family in the Hillview Community still supports his concerted efforts as a leader in law enforcement in Tattnall County and the State of Georgia.

Sheriff Sapp spoke to the members of TCREA about safety measures in the schools to keep students and staff safe. He said that too often, law enforcement and school administration learn techniques and strategies after tragic events have occurred. Tattnall County has several programs designed to keep everyone in the school system safe and is constantly updating its practices. New funds from the legislature are coming to add to school security measures, as well as funds for more resource officers at the schools.

Sapp warned the retired educators to be alert for scams on the Internet and phone call scams that are constantly out there and always changing their tactics. He stated that the sheriff’s office will not call you if you miss jury duty; they will come to you, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) does not call either. He also stated that residents could call the sheriff’s office if they have a concern about any possible scam.

Wanda Mosley, president of TCREA, presented Sheriff Kyle Sapp with a foldable table as a gift of appreciation.

Tattnall County Retired Educators Association is the local affiliate of the Georgia Retired Educators Association (GREA). Both organizations have as their motto “Fellowship, Service, Support.” TCREA and GREA are advocate organizations that have a history of working to improve retirement and benefits for retirees.

The local TCREA provides a $1000 scholarship to a Tattnall County High School (TCHS) senior who plans to pursue a career in education. TCREA honors new retirees at its June meeting each year. Many TCREA members are active in their communities and provide many hours of community service to churches, charities, nursing homes, civic organizations, schools, and their neighbors.

Anyone interested in education, as well as retirees of the Tattnall County School System, is eligible and encouraged to join TCREA. The benefits package is available to every member. The next meeting will be June 5, 2024, at the Board of Education Office in Reidsville, beginning at 10 a.m.

For more information, contact TCREA President Wanda Mosley at 912-237-2614 or Information Chairman Ronnie McCall at 912-237-2872.