Friday, Aug. 28, 2015    Login | Register           

Fayette gets $950K grant to build new emergency center

Fayette County has been selected to receive a $950,000 federal grant to build a new emergency operations center in downtown Fayetteville.

The news was announced at the Nov. 10 meeting of the Fayette County Commission. Currently, the emergency operations center is located on the second floor of the county’s administrative building in downtown Fayetteville.

The existing EOC area represents a potential problem should hazardous weather strike in the area, as it is partly encased in glass and it is also vulnerable because it is not located on ground level, county officials have said.

The grant money will require a matching contribution, and as of now it’s not sure where that will come from.

The county plans to build the operations center as part of a new fire station near downtown Fayetteville to replace the current fire station on Johnson Avenue. The new fire station/emergency operations center will be located on land currently owned by the county at the corner of Lee Street and Melear Way, diagonally across from the former senior services building.

County Manager Jack Krakeel noted that his staff was diligent in the successful pursuit of the grant.

Replacing the county’s emergency operations center has been in the county’s capital budget for about 10 years, Krakeel noted.

“I think it’s a huge sum of money, no doubt about it,” Krakeel said.

Topic: 
Location: 

Ad space area 4 internal

Government

The Georgia Department of Labor announced this week that the unemployment rate in the Three Rivers region in July was 7.1 percent, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.6 percent in June.

Sponsored Content

Opinion

When Ronald Reagan announced in November 1994 he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, even some of his most ardent political opponents paused to wish him well.

Community

The 26th Annual Native American Festival & Powwow, sponsored by the Butts County Historical Society, is scheduled for Sept. 12-13 at Indian Springs Hotel/Museum, 1807 Hwy. 42 S.

Sports

McIntosh 16, Fayette Co. 7 The Tigers got on the board first on a 1-yard run by Corey Andrews in the first quarter. The score remained 7-0 until the fourth quarter.

Lifestyle

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley Raw Macadamia Nuts distributed in Georgia due to potential health risk.