It's official — Hwy. 301 becomes 'trail'


On the last day of the 2015 Georgia State Legislature, HR 421 was unanimously approved, thus naming Hwy. 301 as the Georgia Grown Hwy. 301 Trail, a portion of which passes through Charlton County.

“Special thanks are extended to all the state representatives who serve the eight counties along the Trail: Screven, Bulloch, Evans, Tattnall, Long, Wayne, Brantley, and Charlton counties,” said Linda Griffin, President of the Georgia Grown Hwy. 301 Trail Association.

The strategic planning process was generously provided by the EMC’s serving the eight counties involved in the Georgia Grown Hwy. 301 Trail Project. Charles and Deborah Tillman, owners of Watermelon Creek Vineyard, generously hosted monthly meetings for the past 12 months during the planning and implementation of the Trail. Charles graciously served as a farm representative on this committee, providing a personal insight from a small farming operation.

A brochure and website are nearing completion, with advertising space available on the website and 8 other county websites. Also, corporate sponsorships are encouraged, with Georgia Power the Trail’s first Gold Corporate Sponsor. These sponsorships ($500 $1000, $2000, and $4000) are for one year and include marketing and publicity in the brochure and on the website.

For the complete story, see this week's Herald.