BY DOUG SANDERS, JR.
GORDO - The Gordo Town Council on Feb. 1 got an update on the progress of the work at the Gordo football stadium but also heard concerns that the drainage work done there may have created a water problem for some nearby property owners.
Dr. John Brandon reported that the new artificial turf has been installed on the Libby Hankins Field, and the next step is to resurface the asphalt around the stadium. (That would be good news for the many citizens who use the track around the stadium to walk and run.) Now the school and the Gordo Athletic Booster Club are working on the fundraising to pay for the artificial turf project.
Brandon said Judge Lance Bailey is leading the efforts on fundraising, and they have a lot of ideas on how to do this.
Last year, Gordo High School had to come up with a plan when two sinkholes developed on the football field due to a drainage problem.
While the drainage issue was being addressed, this delayed the completion of the project, and for the first time in school history, the GHS Green Waves had to play all of their 2020 home games at the Pickens County High School football stadium. Gordo will resume its normal season in August of 2021 with its first home game against Oakman.
Brandon thanked the town for its help and its continuing help with the project.
See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.