Special Olympics back after four-year absence

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

CENTRAL — After a four-year absence, the Area 13 Special Olympics Spring Games returned in force Friday at the Southern Wesleyan University track complex in Central.

More than 600 athletes representing 25 schools and adult day programs from Oconee and Pickens counties took part. The athletes were assisted by 60 volunteers, 38 of whom were SWU faculty, staff and students.

Dianne Russom, in her 47th year with the Special Olympics, said getting the event

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