MALAKOFF - Long Cove Development located on Highway 198 in Malakoff held a ground breaking last week.
The developers were breaking ground on five and half acres the developers will be adding to Cedar Creek Lake.
When entering the new development you will find yourself on a beautiful two mile drive.
While driving to the homesite you will cross a 100 year old iron bridges and pass through fishing ponds.
The property is private and secluded from the lights of big city life. The drive through Long Cove can feel like you are miles away from the city you left behind.
Long Cove is a new luxury residential community located on the south end of Cedar Creek Lake. The first phase of the development is now complete with 22 pre designers waterfront cottages or you can purchase a lot to build your custom dream home.
The new development consist of 1000 acres with six and half miles of Cedar Creek Lake shoreline. All homes built will be waterfront homes with floating docks. Residents of this private retreat are offered a complete services of a concierges, boat valet and storage, Chris Kelly, developer, said “We are trying to create a full array of luxury amenities designed for family and friends.”
Josh Ellis, Sales Director, said “I invited everyone to visit and view our Lakefront homesites and various waterfront cottages. We have designed this development with the family in mind.” Ellis said “There are seven floor plans to choose from.” All homesites will have dramic views of Cedar Creek Lake.
Some of the amenities available at Long Cove are private lake clubhouse, fitness center, pools, water slide, amphitheater, pavilion, marina, dry storage, PGA driving range golf course, docks, tennis and basketball courts, toy barn, fishing pond, hiking and bike trails, landscaped grounds, sandy beaches and multiple water activities.
Ellis said the new development should be ready for their Memorial Day Grand Opening.
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Volunteers now needed for Athens Soup Kitchen
Athens resident Terry Mayhall walked through the doors of the Athens Soup Kitchen asking if he could just volunteer. Mayhall now spends his Thursdays cooking soup for people who are hungry.
Athens Soup Kitchen, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The mission is to feed those who are hungry. The facility that feeds 30 to 63 people weekly, opened its door in March 2014.
Coston named chamber president
After a diligent search, the Athens Chamber of Commerce Board has named Mike Coston president.
“The chamber board selected a search committee, which consisted of Chamber members, community leaders and business owners,” Ashley Adams McKee, Chairman of the Athens Chamber of Commerce Board, said. “Our committee knew that we wanted to take our time to find the most qualified person to serve as our new president. We had more than 10 applicants and in our first round of interviews we were all equally impressed and excited about Mike's experience and passion for chamber business.”
Update on restaurant projects given
City of Athens officials gave an update on some ongoing projects and financial information at a meeting on Wednesday.
Director of Planning and Development Gary Crecilius said progress on the Cotton Patch Cafe has slowed considerably with the discovery of a possible environmental hazard. The restaurant is being constructed east of the Walmart store on East Tyler Street.
HCPAC announces ‘Mattress’ sales
Why would HCPAC be selling mattresses? Actually, the “mattresses” are tickets to “Once Upon a Mattress,” which opens Thursday, Aug. 7.
The 26th Annual Youth Summer Musical stars 24 very talented area students, ages 10 through college, and tells the “fractured fairy tale” version of the “Princess and the Pea.”
Gearing up for Celebrity Waiter event
The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake is gearing up for its annual Celebrity Waiter event. The Celebrity Waiter committee met on Thursday to discuss last minute items. The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 9 at Athens Country Club. This will be the 18th year the CCL Rotary Club has hosted the fundraiser. For ticket information call Erin Osborn at 903-887-7486.
Paul Harris recognition
Rotary of Cedar Creek Lake President Erin Osborn presents Rotarian Bill Burnett with his second Paul Harris recognition. Rotarians are given a Paul Harris recognition when a Rotarian donates $1,000 or more to the fund outright. Benefactors receive a certificate and insignia to wear with a Rotary or Paul Harris Fellow pin.
Sanders suspended indefinitely
Two University of Texas football players were arrested and charged Thursday with felony sexual assault after a female student said she was raped in a campus dorm room last month.
Wide receivers Kendall Sanders, of Athens, and Montrel Meander were arrested and later released on personal recognizance bonds. According to an arrest affidavit, Sanders and Meander texted each other during earlier interviews with police to "get their story straight" and Sanders also faces a charge of improper photography tied to the alleged assault on June 21.
Thunderstorms take their toll on counties
A line of thunderstorms rolled through Henderson County on Wednesday, snapping tree branches and power lines along the way.
The winds that accompanied the storm resulted in thousands of people in North Texas without electricity and roads broken by falling trees or debris.
Council considering Burton's severance package
The Athens City Council, by a 3-to-2 vote, tabled a budget adjustment on Wednesday to fund a severance package for City Administrator Pam Burton who’s stepping down at the end of the year.
Eustace ISD approves tax rates
The Eustace Independent School District Board of Trustees held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday in the Eustace High School Library.
Several reports and agenda items were considered by the board, and all were passed or approved. Board Secretary Ashley McKee was absent.
The board was presented with the superintendent's reports on revenue, expenditures, payroll and taxes.
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