Ben Hill County

Ben Hill County, Georgia

402A E Pine St
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
Phone: (229) 426-5112
Fax: (229) 426-5106

In south-central GA, northeast of Albany; organized Jul 31, 1906 from Irwin and Wilcox counties. Name Origin: For Benjamin Harvey Hill (1823-82), GA legislator and U.S. senator

Area (sq mi):: 254.03 (land 251.79; water 2.23) Population per square mile: 68.80
Population 2005: 17,316 State rank: 93 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.00%; 1990-2000 7.60% Population 2000: 17,484 (White 61.90%; Black or African American 32.60%; Hispanic or Latino 4.60%; Asian 0.30%; Other 3.90%). Foreign born: 3.40%. Median age: 34.80
Income 2000: per capita $14,093; median household $27,100; Population below poverty level: 22.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,603-$22,475
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.50% Median travel time to work: 18.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Engineering estimates to replace the existing, failed water system in Ben Hill County were in excess of $600,000.
The purpose of this Scope is to acquire accurate field boring logs, surveyed elevations of borings, material samples and related work for the proposed bridge construction located at SR 11 over House Creek in Ben Hill County PI: 0011676.
The buyer, Fitzgerald and Ben Hill County Economic Development Authority, is a local economic development organization that will lease the building to Georgia Modular Systems.
The new project is located in Ben Hill County, where the existing public water supply infrastructure in the Queensland community is failing and the county cannot afford the estimated $600,000 price tag for repairs.
Based on the success of that project, the Georgia DCA, which provided community development block grant funds for the Jones County project, recommended the Water Well Trust to Ben Hill County Administrator Frank Feild to provide a more economical solution for supplying 12 rural households with a safe water supply.
For the Ben Hill County project, the Water Well Trust is providing financing for drilling eight new wells, which will serve 12 owner-occupied homes.
announced today that it has entered into an agreement for the sale of its former manufacturing, administrative and service complex in Fitzgerald, Georgia to Ben Hill County Schools.
Coachmen was able to make the property, consisting of administrative offices, a manufacturing plant, and two service buildings, available to Ben Hill County Schools in continuation of its strategic plan to exit the recreational vehicle business.
We value the work and loyalty of our former employees in Fitzgerald, are proud to have been a member of the Fitzgerald and Ben Hill County communities for more than 40 years, and look forward to resuming operations in Fitzgerald as the housing market improves.
Bankers First will acquire the Douglas and McRae branches of the Central & Southern Bank of Georgia and the Fitzgerald branch of First South Bank of Ben Hill County.
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