JEFF DAVIS COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Two of the first members of the Board of Directors of the Pearl and Leaf Rivers Rails to Trails Recreational District have been recognized for their service to that organization. Today, Douglas Allen and Bobby Garraway were honored by having 2 trailheads in Jeff Davis County named for them. The trailhead in the Carson Community has been named for Allen, while another in Bassfield has been named for Garraway.
Allen served as Jeff Davis County's first appointee to the board from 1994 to 2004. Garraway was Bassfield's first board member and served from 1994 to 2001.
The Board oversees the Longleaf Trace, a 40-mile bicycle and walking trail that runs from Hattiesburg to Prentiss.
The trail's 10th anniversary will be celebrated in September.