News Line for Cornelia

Smith named Cornelia police chief
A familiar face will be leading Cornelia Police Department into the future.
Source: Access North Georgia

SPLOST VI committee: ‘Habersham County needs SPLOST’
Why does Habersham County need Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) VI? This was the topic of a Wednesday meeting of SPLOST VI focus group leaders.
Source: Northeast Georgian

Cornelia keeps eye targeted on redevelopment
Cornelia City Manager Donald Anderson said Friday SPLOST revenue, in addition to capitalizing on state grant opportunities, has helped bring many of its improvement/expansion projects to fruition, “$3.1 million worth,” to be exact.
Source: Northeast Georgian

Cornelia Main St. program re-accredited
Cornelia once again has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Source: Access North Georgia

Cornelia police chief retires to run emergency facility
After 10 years, Cornelia Police Chief Rick Darby has retired. City Manager Donald Anderson made the announcement Monday afternoon.
Source: Access North Georgia

Cornelia DDA approves loan for downtown restaurant
Natalie Jane's Tavern on the Square, displaced by a March 5 fire that heavily damaged one section of the Clarkesville Square, soon will have a new home in downtown Cornelia.
Source: Access North Georgia

Cornelia reaches deal to purchase land for reservoir
After about four years, it appears the City of Cornelia will be able to proceed with a new reservoir and water plant off Camp Creek Road.
Source: Access North Georgia

Cornelia Water and Sewer Authority members hears need for new reservoir
While plans continue apace for construction of a new water treatment plant in Cornelia, construction of a new 70-million gallon reservoir is also a city priority.
Source: Northeast Georgian

Municipalities agree HMC debt takes SPLOST priority
A joint county/cities meeting March 25 saw across the board consensus Habersham Medical Center should be the recipient of funding from the proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI.
Source: Northeast Georgian

Possible Cornelia SPLOST projects listed
Only a couple of people attended Tuesday night's public hearing in Cornelia regarding the city's proposed projects for the proposed 1-cent sales tax to be voted on later this year.
Source: Access North Georgia

Water quality improvements could mean big bucks
There’s environmental green and dollar green, and both got heavy chatter at Thursday’s Lake Lanier Stakeholders meeting.
Source: Gainesville Times

Cornelia sets in motion eminent domain
During a brief called meeting Monday afternoon, the Cornelia City Commission voted to move forward with the acquisition of property it says is needed for the city's new reservoir through the use of eminent domain.
Source: Access North Georgia

Fieldale seeks road closures in Cornelia
Road congestion from Fieldale Farms Corporation trucks and employees may mean the closing of Wayside Street between Irvin Street and Fay Street, which border the company’s Cornelia chicken processing plant.
Source: Northeast Georgian