[ November 20, 2023 ] Ball Ground is filled with history including beautiful homes, church's and even rare plants and trees left behind by generations before us.
Mayor Rick Roberts is often seen walking to the park or through the downtown area enjoying the lifestyle created by many new sidewalks along several streets including Old Dawsonville and Groover St. The vision of a walking community has been a dream for many years and now residents and visitors are taking advantage of the crosswalks, sidewalks and city parks.
The days of the "Hubbard girls" and the Byer's Garage, along with Ball Ground Coca Cola, all bring a bit of comfort to the "old timers". A time of familiarity when everyone knew each other.
Today it is very important as growth comes to the city loved by so many that the history and lifestyle is preserved. Malone's Pond will be an example of preserving the past and embracing the future.
Malone's Pond is a beautiful property where roots run deep into the history of the Cherokee and other settlers. In the last few years, a developer well known to Georgia and on a National level acquired the Malone property.
Great consideration was given to the history of the land and the foliage. The Ball Ground Garden Club Anesta Ga Da was instrumental in identifying and preserving rare plants and recognizing a rare tree known as a Trail Tree or Directional Tree by the Cherokee.
Lynwood Group, under the direction of Woody Snell, chose local contractor Brett Holcomb to prepare and create the perfect setting for a park surrounding the Cherokee Trail Tree and to maintain the integrity of heritage plants.
The pond has been a part of Ball Ground history for many years and has recently been established as a habitat for fish to grow and thrive. Each part of developing Malone's Pond began with preserving the integrity of the past.
Groundbreaking for Malone's Pond included guests Mayor Rick Roberts, Diane and Mike Smith from Garden Club, President Dale Bercher and Team Bercher Homes, and Lynwood Group Woody Snell and Fred Snell. Onsite team from VPR Talking Rock Realty and Holcomb Grading was also present.
Local community coming together to truly preserve the past while embracing the future.
Cherie Martin 404-375-0590
Evelyn Calhoun 770-733-0779
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