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County Purchases New Equipment

The Harris County Board of Commissioners recently purchased a new 2017 Ford F-450 ambulance to replace a 2002 ambulance with over 300,000 miles. The new ambulance became operational during May 2017 and is a great addition to the county’s Emergency Medical Services Department. The cost of the new ambulance was $149,657 and was funded by the General Fund. The Board of Commissioners also recently purchased a new 2018 Peterbuilt 20 yard rear-loading garbage truck to replace an existing garbage truck with many years of service. The new garbage truck became operational during May 2017 and is a great addition...

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New Harris County Library

Harris County Board of Commissioners and the Troup-Harris Regional Library Board are beginning to construct a new library adjacent to the Harris County Community Center on SR 116 in Hamilton. The new 15,000 square foot library will be three times as large as the current library on North College Street. The new state-of-the-art library will contain many amenities including an adult area, teen room, computer lab, maker space, children’s area, three small conference rooms, a business center, a Board room, a 45-50 seat meeting space, staff offices, plenty of comfortable seating to enjoy a book, magazine, newspaper, e-book, and...

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New Ellerslie Park

Harris County Board of Commissioners is constructing the new Ellerslie Park located at 3280 GA State Route 85 in Ellerslie. This new 120-acre county park with a 12.5-acre lake will consist of nature trails, playground, two pavilions with restrooms, grassed play area, paved road and parking, and a lodge for day use rental. The new $600,000 park is scheduled to be opened during late 2017 and is being funded by SPLOST-2014, previous sale of land, and generous...

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New County Prison Warden

Harris County welcomes the new county prison Warden, Cynthia Nelson. Ms. Nelson began work at the county prison on Jan. 17, 2017. She has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a Masters of Public Administration both from Columbus State University. She has vast experience at the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDOC) serving as Warden at Central State Prison and Autry State Prison, Superintendent at Augusta Diversion Center and Larmore Probation Detention Center, Deputy Warden at Phillips State Prison, and until recently GDOC’s Regional Director for the Southwest Region. Ms. Nelson will be a great addition to the...

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Meetings & Events

  • Wed, July 26 2017
    Recreation Board
    7:00 pm @ Harris County Community Center, 7509 SR 116, Hamilton, GA 31811

  • Tue, August 01 2017
    Board of Commissioners
    7:00 pm @ Harris County Courthouse, Room 223

  • Thu, August 03 2017
    Council of Fire Chiefs
    7:30 pm @ Extension Service Building, 121 N. College Street, Hamilton, GA 31811