Commerce’s new library director will be a familiar face — to Nicholson residents.
Angel Tuggle, who has directed the Harold S. Swindle Public Library in Nicholson for a little over a year, has been hired to take the position vacated by the resignation of Miguel Vicente, city manager Pete Pyrzenski announced. She will begin work on Feb. 1.
In addition to her tenure with the Swindle library, Tuggle served as branch manager for the Winder Public Library and the Monroe-Walton Public Library. She lives on Reynolds Road near Center.
She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from the University of Georgia and a master of library and information science degree from Valdosta State University. She serves on the Daisy Festival Committee and the Benton Elementary School Council.
Tuggle was making $37,000 per year in Nicholson. She will earn $46,000 per year in Commerce.
Nicholson Mayor Ronnie Maxwell said Commerce made a “wonderful hire.”
“It cut my heart out when I heard she was going up there,” he said. “That is one of the best hires Commerce ever made, and it was for us too. There can’t be nothing but super things said about that girl; she stood this library on it’s ear.”
Maxwell noted that in Tuggle’s last report to the Nicholson City Council, it showed some 1,800 people a month coming into the library.
“That’s how many people we have in town,” he said. “It is a wonderful hire. Commerce couldn’t have done any better. She exudes confidence and she’s promoting the library with every breath she takes.”