Flat Creek Lodge Blog

A Call for Pavement.

Andi Frey - Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Now, we're so glad to be a part of the community, but one thing that hinders us locals and our visitors alike from around the globe is the condition of the road when visitors come down Bishop Chapel Church Road.  We want to thank The Forest Blade for printing our Letter to the Editor, which we'll also share with you below. 

Dear Citizens of Emanuel County,

The purpose of my letter is to report to you the unsafe condition of our road and request that the stretch of road from Cannoochee Road to the north property line of Flat Creek Lodge be paved. I currently serve as the General Manager of Flat Creek Lodge.

Flat Creek Lodge is a resort that brings in people from across the state and the world and has become one of the top attractions in Southeast Georgia.

Here are just some of the ways the dis-repair of the road affects both the county and our business:

-Three accidents have occurred on this road in just in the past 6 months. One of the accidents required a passenger which had to be emergency airlifted to Augusta, GA. Another resulted in a broken collar bone and the vehicle was totaled

- In the past 8 years we have pulled more than 75 customers out of the ditches on this road and lost scores of business.

-A considerable amount of tax revenue has come into Emanuel County in the last 8 years due to Flat Creek Lodge, not only in property taxes, but sales taxes as well. We have over 35 employees and/or independent contractors who currently travel this road.

We come to you for aid in remaining a viable active entity and to help us create more revenue for the county by attracting visitors from other areas of the state, our country and from all over the world.

We are proud to call Emanuel County home. We believe in the people and see the incredible potential for growth and prosperity in our area. We have even gone the route of trying to repair the road ourselves when large groups come to the Lodge which puts us at risk for liabilities that should be the responsibility of our county.

Please consider our request to have Bishop Chapel Church Road paved.


Cathy D. McDaniel

General Manager Flat Creek Lodge

367 Bishop Chapel Church Road

Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Have you had any of these experiences on Bishop Chapel Church Road?  Please share them with us in the 'comments' section.
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