Category Archives: Fannin

Georgia DOT Contracts Awarded for Senate District 51

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) awarded approximately $8.6 million for road projects in Senate District 51 as part of a $54 million statewide construction and maintenance upgrade. Projects for Senate District 51 were announced as part of the 2016 November and December awards.

“Maintenance and upgrades for existing roads continue to be a critical issue for our local communities,” said Senator Steve Gooch(R – Dahlonega). “I commend GDOT for acknowledging the needs within our community and awarding projects to Senate District 51. These projects will increase safety, decrease congestion and ensure that existing infrastructure needs are met.”

Dawson County was awarded a project totaling around $3.8 million. This funding will go toward construction of a roundabout on State Route 53 at State Route 183. The anticipated completion date for this project is May 31, 2018.

A project totaling around $4.5 million was awarded to address approximately 53 miles of plant mix resurfacing and surface treatment paving at five locations across Fannin and Pickens Counties. These upgrades will be completed by November 30, 2017. Along with this award, Pickens County was awarded an additional project totaling $292,243. This project will increase safety throughout the county by funding signing and pavement marking upgrades at railroad crossing location throughout the county. The anticipated completion date for these projects is May 31, 2018.

Information on schedules, lane closures and detours will be made available on the Georgia DOT Website in advance of construction activities.

Details on all projects awarded can be found through the Award Announcement Downloads link at Click on Award Announcement on the right.

Paws That Refreshes Mountain Retreat Fund Raiser

Homeward Bound Pet Rescue inc. of Gilmer County recently concluded their Paws That Refreshes Mountain Retreat fund raiser.  This event raised over $1300 for the homeless animals of Fannin, Gilmer and surrounding counties.

Ike and Linda Morey of Melbourne Florida purchased the lucky $1 raffle ticket that won them a two night stay in a Blue Ridge Mountain Cabin, dinner for two, a couples massage, gift basket, and bottle of wine.

Homeward Bound would like to thank all that participated and the following donors for their generous support:

Blue Ridge Mountains Cabins, Tea Tree Boutique, Black Sheep Restaurant, North Georgia Diamonds,  Serenity in the Mountains Spa,  Blue Ridge Home Depot, Doggie Dips and Dos,  Cartecay Vineyards, Blue Ridge Walmart, Blue Ridge Olive Oil