Along with the new faces in the Hurtsboro business community, two new “Welcome to Hurtsboro” signs have just been installed at the intersection of Highways 26 and 51.
Kenneth Raley (a former Mayor of Hurtsboro) and his wife Teresa (a former teacher in the Russell County School System) volunteered their time and resources to create the “Welcome” signs.
The signs with raised letters were created entirely by hand. Kenneth cut each individual letter out of wood, then painted them and attached them to the painted wooden background. These signs replace similar signs that were over 35 years old and falling apart. Other improvements expected in the near future are explained in the following statement from Hurtsboro Mayor, Vivian Covington:
“The Town of Hurstboro has submitted an application for the 2020 Community Development Block Grant Small City Funds.
“The City is seeking $350,000 to complete and repair streets, reduce storm water inflow and infiltration into our sewer system. These improvements will eliminate drainage issues that result in flooding and standing water in commercial and residential areas.
“We have also submitted an application to the Delta Regional Authority for $25,000 for the project. The Town of Hurtsboro has pledged to cover overruns and maintain all improvements property.”