Butts County Officials will officially open and dedicate the new Worthville Fire Station-Butts County Station 3, tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM (Tuesday, May 22). This new state-of-the-art fire station replaces the old station that was torn down last year due to age and structural deficiencies. Primary funding for the construction was obtained through a grant by the US Department of Homeland Security. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM and once concluded, the station will be open for tours by Fire Department personnel. The Fire Department will begin the process of moving into the new station and equipping it later this week.
The new station features a large bay area, sleeping quarters, a day room and kitchen, utility room and a small meeting room that can host training sessions or meetings. A large upstairs area is available for storage or other uses. Additionally, a piece of Worthville Fire Department history will soon make its way back to the station. Citizens familiar with the old station will remember the large granite dedication monument that used to be displayed proudly in front of the old fire station. This monument was removed when construction began to protect it from possible damage. It has been in secure storage since and will be put back on the grounds once the landscaping is completed and a suitable site is prepared for it.
The Butts County Board of Commissioners cordially invites the public to attend the ceremonies at 10:00 AM on May 22nd and to tour the new facility afterwards. The new station is located on Keys Ferry Road at the intersection with Walthall Road just west of Highway 36. Its strategic location ensures accessibility to multiple areas such as Fincherville and Jackson Lake as well as Henry and Newton County.