Echo Hills: “No longer a farm…”
Don’t be surprised to see work at Oconee’s Echo Hills to continue through the Thanksgiving holiday. Richard Blackwell, economic development commission director, said the contractor is intent to avoid what it believes will be a cold and wet winter by taking advantage of as many dry days at it can. At today’s meeting of the EDC, Blackwell predicted the property will be cleared by the end of today and dirt-moving work to start next week. The county has fast-tracked the creation of a pair of property pads at the highway 11 park, as a way to keep in the running for at least one prospective tenant who has shown interest.