Lonnie and his wife Melissa have lived in Arabi for over 20 years. They have three children, two of whom graduated from Crisp County High School. Mr. Nelms retired after working for 35 years in various management positions in the textile and uniform industry. He continues to consult in the field of new product research and development.
Mr. Scott Forehand was elected to the Crisp County Board of Education in 2004. Scott graduated from Crisp County High School and has a Bachelor's Degree in Forest Resources Management from the University of Georgia, a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Georgia Southern University and a Master's Degree in Computer Information Systems (CIS) from Georgia State University. He is married to Becky Forrest Forehand and they have two children, Holly and Scotty. Scott is the broker and owner of Southern Realty Company.
Mrs. Lydia Adkins was elected to the Crisp County Board of Education in 1999. She graduated from Crisp Co. High School in 1971 and is proud to be a member of the first fully integrated class to graduate. She is married to Renay Adkins. They have two daughters, Kristen Adkins-Murdock and Kelly Glass, also seven grandchildren. Four of the grandchildren attend school in Crisp County. Renay and Lydia own Adkins Studio of Photography and Color Lab. Lydia holds a Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America and attend the Professional Photographers of America school in Des Plains, IL. Adkins Studio of Photography and Color Lab was recognized in 1999 for being the first photography and color lab to go totally digital in the world. They were also given the National Award that year by the Professional Photographers of America for their innovative work in advancing photography.
Mrs. Phinney is a native of Jacksonville, Flordia and moved to Cordele in 2006. She is married to Sean Phinney, a Captain in the United States Navy Reserve and a pilot for American Airlines. She is the proud mom of Duff Phinney and Shane Phinney. Duff is a 2011 graduate of Crisp County High School and a 2015 graduate of the University of Georgia. Shane is a 2015 graduate of Crisp County High School and attends Georgia Southern University. Lelee attends Christ Episcopal Church in Cordele.