After 15 years of serving communities around the United States as a television news anchor and reporter, Oconee County High School alumnus Adam Hammond has returned home.

Hammond left WTVF News Channel 5 in Nashville, Tennessee, to accept a job as the Georgia 4-H Foundation's Development Director, where he will help fundraise and aid agriculture education and youth leadership training.

“It was a difficult decision to leave Nashville, because I love broadcasting, but this move is about giving back to the community and family, so we’re excited to make the move,” Hammond said. 

Hammond and his wife, Lauren, both graduated from OCHS in 2004. As a broadcast news journalist, Hammond collaborated with lawmakers to create the Andrew Lloyd Law, which protects children whose parents or guardians are being treated for mental health conditions. 

He has also served on the board of Memphis-based Alpha Omega Veterans Services, an organization that tends to the city’s homeless veterans. One of Hammond’s key beats as a Georgia reporter was education. 

Currently, Adam and Lauren serve on the executive board for the Oconee County High Schools Alumni Association. 

“Four-H is an area I have passion for because I grew up a 4-Her, and I know what kind of impact it can have on a child’s life,” Hammond said.

For more on this story, see the June 4 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

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