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Cottage groundbreaking at Gordonia-Altamaha
groundbreaking at gordonia
People at the groundbreaking were, from left, in front, Tommy Turk, State Park Region 2 manager, Sen. Tommie Williams, Sen. Jack Hill, Wayne Dasher, chairman of the Georgia Department of Corrections Board, Rep. Terry Barnard, Jackie Trim, Reidsville Mayor Daniel Shuman, Tattnall County Commissioner Becky Kelley, State Parks Director Al Alford, Gordonia-Altamaha State Park Manager David Avery, president of friends of the park and executive director of Greater Tattnall Chamber of Commerce; in back Maurice Collins, Tattnall County commissioner, Frank Murphy, Tattnall County Commission chairman, and Bob Plemmons, Department of Corrections. - photo by Photo Provided/Coastal Courier
A groundbreaking on July 16 heralded the start of construction of five cottages at Gordonia-Altamaha State Park in Reidsville.
The park's five cottages
will be built using Depart-
ment of Corrections inmate labor and will meet Earth-
Craft standards for energy
efficiency. The two-bedroom, two-bath cottages will be off the golf clubhouse road with pretty views of Brazell's Creek Golf Course. Senator Hill and Representative Barnard were instrumental in securing funding for construction of the new facilities.  
The 462-acre Gordonia-Altamaha State Park is a popular location for golf, picnicking and group gatherings. A swimming pool is open Wednesday through Sunday, and a 12-acre lake offers fishing and pedal boat rental.
The park hosts numerous events during the year, such as animal programs, astronomy nights and junior ranger day camps. Docks are available for land-loving anglers, and children will enjoy looking for beaver dams from the observation deck.
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