The Barrow County Airport Authority heard good news at its June 19 meeting from representatives of the Barrow-based Army National Guard unit. Sgt. 1st Class Tim Loveless told the authority the Guard plans to double or triple its presence at the Barrow airport over the next 10-15 years. "The Guard is looking at expanding this facility greatly," Loveless said, which, he added, will have an obvious positive economic impact on the airport and Barrow County. Loveless said the Guard is "going to a regional armory model," and "spots like Winder," with easy highway access, population concentration and an existing airport allowing for unit expansion are ideal locations.
For the full story, see the June 27 issue of the Barrow Journal.