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Public Works facility open


photo/Angela Reinhardt

County commissioners (l to r) Rob Jones, Becky Denney, and Jerry Barnes at the new public works building on Camp Road. An open house was held with county employees on Tuesday, Sept. 15. 


Commission Chair Rob Jones got emotional at the open house for the new 15,000-square-foot public works facility off Camp Road, held Tuesday, September 15. 

Jones said it took over 15 years to conceptualize and complete the project, and tearfully told the room full of county employees, “It looks great. I’m tickled I can leave this building.” 

Jones will complete his final term as commission chair in December. 

Jones said over the years the public works department has become more efficient and “does more with less.”  

Sam Wheeler with the Georgia Department of Transportation called the facility “state of the art” during the open house, and applauded the county for “progressive thinking for better services” that led to both this building and the new recycling center that will open soon.

The project cost around $1.1 million. Jones said if things go as planned it should be paid off in three years. 

Pastor Max Caylor led attendees in a moment of prayer before the county  treated employees to dinner and cake on site.