Editor's note: The original version of this story erroneously stated that Dollar General was building a store in Woodland. Woodland mayor Scott Carter confirmed on Wednesday that Family Dollar is actually planning to build on the site.
WEDOWEE - Randolph County Hospital Authority member Bill Caypless brought some good news to Randolph County Commission during last Thursday's meeting.
He told commissioners the company that owns Family Dollar would trade some property to the authority for the construction of a new store in Woodland. Caypless said the new store would be located at the corner of Highway 48 and County Road 59, property owned by the hospital authority.
A heliport is currently on that site, but will be moved with the cost of moving and construction of a new heliport being paid for by Family Dollar.
"Basically we'll be getting more land in the transaction and it is a win-win situation," Caypless said.
Resident wants subdivision road part of county system
Ida Amon, a resident of the Some Place Else Subdivision, said she moved to the subdivision in 1999. She said, "At that time there were only two residents in the subdivision, and the road was named County Road 4310 with a green sign. (NOTE: County-maintained roads are three digits and designated with a blue sign.)
She said there are now nine residents on the road, and the road is beginning to erode. "People not living in the subdivision are bringing in trucks and boats. The public is coming into a private area. I am here just to ask for you to consider to make this a county-maintained road, so it can be worked like other county roads that have a three-digit designation. I just want to ask for some help."