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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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Rails to Trails

Harris County was awarded a $500,000 federal Transportation Enhancement (TE) grant to construct a multi-use trail (walking/cycling) on the abandoned railroad right-of-way along SR 27 beginning at Chipley Street in Pine Mountain and extending 1.92 miles near the Callaway Gardens purchasing office. This project is a first phase of a Rails to Trails conversion project consisting of a ten-foot wide asphaltic concrete surface with a minimum of two foot shoulders on each side. Since the county acquired the entire 21.5 miles of abandoned railroad right-of-way, it is anticipated that the multi-use trail will be extended further south toward Hamilton...

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Road Improvements Coming Soon

Harris County is preparing to pave or resurface several county roads during 2017 as listed below using state LMIG funds and county SPLOST funds: Lickskillet Road resurfacing beginning at Harris Road and ending at SR 103, a total of 3.8 miles. Hardage Road paving beginning at Lower Blue Springs Road and extending 0.7 miles or just passed CT Walker Road. Hunter Road resurfacing beginning at Fortson Road and ending at SR 315, a total of 1.9 miles. Terry Lane/Krogland Road resurfacing beginning at Old River Road and ending at the dead-end, a total of 2.2 miles. Vorhees Road resurfacing...

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New Equipment is Purchased

Harris County is continually replacing vehicles and equipment as the existing ones become non-operational. The county has recently purchased a new dump truck for the Public Works Department, new garbage truck for the Solid Waste Department, a flatbed dump truck for the Water Works Department, six pick-up trucks for the Sheriff’s Office, and coming soon an ambulance for the EMS Department and another garbage truck for Solid...

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Meetings & Events

  • Wed, August 30 2017
    Recreation Board
    7:00 pm @ Harris County Community Center, 7509 SR 116, Hamilton, GA 31811