Lamar County welcomes new parks and recreation director

If there's one thing about Lamar County, it's the community love for sports and recreation.

Now Lamar County residents will be able to communicate directly with the five member team of its newly-established parks and recreation department.

The Lamar County Board of Supervisors transferred employees from the fairgrounds department to the new parks and rec department. Heath Sellers is the new parks and rec director.

"We're going in with a positive attitude that we're going to try to meet the first year," Sellers said.

"After that, we'll know which direction we need to take. It's all about the kids-- we want to give them a nice facility they can use."