New Washington County airport terminal coming

State and local officials broke ground this week for a new terminal for the Washington County airport.

The project has received $500,000 from the OneGeorgia Equity Fund, $2 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to improve the airport taxiway and $125,000 in special purpose sales tax proceeds from both Washington County and the city of Sandersville, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rural development office.

Provided through the Rural Business Enterprise Grant program, $67,118 will be used to furnish the interior of the terminal. Included will be a conference room for 16 people, a pilot’s lounge, restrooms, three offices, a reception area and a mechanical room. A flight planning area for pilots also will be in the terminal.

Wireless Internet will be available throughout the building, which can be used by all visitors with laptops. The conference room will have a computer for presentations, and the pilot’s lounge will have a television.