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O.C Prince of Echols County honored for 31 years of service to Alapaha River Soil and Water Conservation District

O.C Prince of Echols County was recently honored for his 31 years of service as a District Supervisor and Chairman position for the Alapaha River Soil and Water Conservation District. He was presented a certificate on April 26th, 2023, at the district meeting. The district thanked him for his past and future years of service.

Owen Cranford “OC” Prince graduated Lake Park High School where he played basketball and was class valedictorian. A native of Grady he settled in Echols County during high school and after graduation he began a life of farming. In the 1960s he took a job with Blossman Gas to supplement his farming income. For 25 plus years he served the LP Gas needs of the farmers of North Florida and South Georgia. He understands and promotes farming practices that prevent erosion and conserve water on the family land. Since his full-time retirement, he enjoys working with farmers and promoting conservation practices.

The Alapaha River Soil and Water Conservation District is a unit of state government that manages and directs natural resource management programs in Berrien, Clinch, Cook, Echols, Lanier and Lowndes Counties. The district works with farmers, landowners, homeowners, and with other governmental entities to educate and actively promote programs and practices that support the conservation, and use and development of soil, water, and related resources. More information can be found at Alapaha Conservation District – Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (

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