Top ten posts of 2019: numbers one through five

As 2019 draws to a close, Moving Henry Forward likes to recap the year through some of our biggest stories. Here’s a look at our top ten posts of the year, as decided by our readers and the number of views on individual articles.

This post specifically looks at numbers one through five. Visit numbers six through ten if you haven’t already to see the rest of the list.

Concept site plan for Jodeco Road conference center (Henry County photo)5. Jodeco Road Conference Center

A proposal at the start of the year considered a conference center inside the Jodeco Road development. Since then, commissioners have rezoned over three-hundred acres off Flippen Road for a possible county-owned convention center and arena and the Jodeco Road development is moving forward in its own right.

646 North Ola Road concept site plan

4. New subdivisions in Ola

Two residential rezoning requests proposed new subdivisions in the Ola community this fall. At the end of the year, one request has been approved and the second awaits a final decision by the board of commissioners.

Example photo showing Starbucks in a shared tenant building

3. Starbucks in Locust Grove

A new shared building that’s under construction now in Locust Grove plans to offer Starbucks and an urgent care center once finished. The building will be located beside Waffle House.

Publix at Ola site plan September 2019 (Dart Retail photo)2. Publix at North Ola Road

JWA Ventures and Publix Super Markets announced in September their plans to build a new grocery store on North Ola Road. Grand opening is planned in spring 2021.

Concept site plan for SR 81 at North Ola Road development (JWA Ventures photo)1. New grocery store in Ola

The largest story of 2019, gathering over 12,000 reads, was the original rezoning request to build a new grocery store in Ola. The project also includes a new subdivision and preserved space for commercial development along state route 81.

Thanks for a phenomenal 2019. The blog will showcase some upcoming topics that are bound to gather attention in 2020 after Christmas.