This and That

The Hartwell Sun, September 26, 2013

The Hartwell Sun Editorial Board
Robert Rider,
PublisherMark Hynds, Editor 

Congratulations to Charles Rice, who is retiring after 25 years as the county’s extension director. Among his accomplishments, the Hart County 4-H program has grown to be one of the strongest in the state, consistently winning competitions at the state level. Good luck Mr. Rice.

•The board of commissioners are looking at the possibility of taking over a pair of Corps properties scheduled to be shutdown in the near future. Much like the city’s interest in Hart State Recreation Area, caution needs to be exercised. Maintenance and security would be required for all these facilities and revenues would be limited, especially when the lake level returns to its ‘regular’ place below full pool. 

•We got some good news from AnMed this week concerning the Oakview Crossing property on Highway 29. Since the groundbreaking back in September of last year, there has been very little movement on both the senior living facility and the AnMed’s proposed medical project. AnMed says construction will start in 2014.

 •We were glad to hear the next revaluation will be done in-house. The last process, done by GMASS, turned out to be a nightmare of epic proportions. Chief appraiser Wayne Patrick and his staff have done a good job getting the ‘house’ back in order so it makes sense to give them the opportunity to complete the task. 

​•Make the trip to Carnesville Friday to watch the No. 7 ranked and undefeated Hart County Bulldogs take on Franklin County. Go Dogs!