Governor Names Habersham a Mass Vaccination Site
On February 18, 2021, Governor Brian Kemp addressed the public updating citizens on the most recent COVID-19 numbers. He also provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Kemp announced the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency is opening four Mass Vaccination Sites for COVID-19 on February 22, throughout the state. The drive-through sites have the capacity to vaccinate 1,100 people per day, per site for a total of 22,000 people a week between each of the four sites. During Kemp’s remarks, he named Habersham County as one of the Mass Vaccination sites in the State of Georgia.Kemp thanked Habersham County Manager Phil Sutton for his cooperation in the organization of the Mass Vaccination Site. “I am excited for our County to take part in such an important process,” said County Manager Sutton. “We are ready to get started.”
Fire Department Census Promotion
The women and men of the Spalding County Fire Department came together to promote the Census and the benefits that will impact our county.
New GE logistics center opens in Murray County
The GEA’s Southern Logistics Center recently opened thanks to a partnership between the state of Georgia, Murray County, the Georgia Ports Authority and GE Appliances (GEA). The center is expected to bring 100 jobs to the county. The $32-million state-of-the-art facility is the largest investment and the first fulfillment and distribution warehouse located near the county’s Appalachian Regional Port. Image source: GE Appliances Pressroom
Camden County Adopts 2020-2025-2035 Strategic Plan
The Camden County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the 2020-2025-2035 Strategic Plan and 2020 Action Agenda at their February 18, 2020 regular meeting. The Strategic Plan is a five-year, outcome-based set of goals with specific issues and projects that need to be addressed by the County, all with measurable objectives. The Strategic Plan outlines all major projects and goals and places emphasis on outcome-based objectives, specifically targeting the next five to 15 years. The annual Action Agenda provides staff with a solid action plan from the policy and management agendas set by the Board of Commissioners.
Columbia County Fire Rescue Receives New Dive Boat
Columbia County Fire Rescue (CCFR) is excited to announce they have a new dive boat in service and ready to use for any future search and/or recovery missions. The new dive boat replaced a 19-year-old, 18-foot boat that was previously used for the dive team’s search and/or rescue missions. The boat allows for a portable fire pump on board which cannot only fight fires on the water, but it can also supply water to a fire truck fighting a house fire that may be close to the water.
Jones County Receives Age–Friendly Designation from AARP
Jones County joins national network of communities pledged to make services and neighborhoods more user-friendly for people age 50 and older. It is now the 8th Community in Georgia to receive this designation.
Blazing Trails in Henry County
The Henry County Board of Commissioners recently broke ground on the Panola Mountain Greenway Trail PATH project which will tie-in to the trail network located on the east side of S.R. 155 at Panola Mountain State Park.
Coca-Cola Comes to Tift County
Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. (UNITED) plans to build a 300,000 square-feet sales center and warehouse in Tifton, Georgia. The company will invest approximately $60 million in a state-of-the-art facility that will employ approximately 200 people and distribute roughly 4.5 million cases of non-alcoholic beverages to customers annually once the facility opens in late 2021.
Murray County Passes TSPLOST by 60.20%
Murray County voters approved a sales tax that will fund resurfacing of the county's streets and roads. The county repaves about 50 miles of roads each year to keep them updated and safe for constituents. The passing of this tax is expected to bring in over $23 million to the county.
Columbia County Receives Third AAA Rating
In late October, Columbia County received its third ‘AAA’ Bond Rating, making it one of the few governments in Georgia to have a perfect ‘AAA’ across the board. AAA is the highest possible bond rating and offers an exceptional degree of credibility. The rating shows that the entity at hand is able to meet its financial commitments.
Clayton County and School District Create Firefighter & EMT Career Pathway
In Clayton County, a career pathway program, available through the county's public schools and enhanced and expanded through the Georgia Department of Education, is at the center of a collaborative partnership involving Clayton County government, the county's Fire and Emergency Services division and Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS).