Fort Oglethorpe officials announced this afternoon that the city will get $3 million from the federal government to improve the appearance of LaFayette Road between the Chickamauga Battlefield and Battlefield Parkway.
"It's going to turn that stretch of road into a showpiece," Mayor Lynn Long said at a news conference at City Hall.
The grant will pay for such things as new sidewalks, landscaping and putting power lines underground.
The grant is the largest one the Appalachian Regional Commission has ever made in Georgia.
It's meant to help enhance residents' quality of life and help grow tourism, Gretch Cobrin, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, said in a statement.
Tim Omarzu covers Catoosa and Walker counties for the Times Free Press. Omarzu is a longtime journalist who has worked as a reporter and editor at daily and weekly newspapers in Michigan, Nevada and California. Stories he's covered include crime in blighted parts of metro Detroit and Reno, Nev.; environmental activists tree-sitting in California's Sierra Nevada foothills; attempts by the Michigan Militia to take over a township¹s government in northern Michigan. A native of Michigan, ...