Gov. Nathan Deal

Gov. Nathan Deal (AP Photo/Journal & Constitution, John Spink)

Governor Nathan Deal is set to come to Polk County at the end of the week to provide further information about announced plans from the state to spend some money locally.

Deal will be joined by local leadership at Cornelius Moore Field on Friday, March 9 at 9:30 a.m., and will be taking on a special duty signing the amended FY 2018 budget for the state that includes allocations within for Polk County's airport runway extension, and funds to re-open Cedartown's Career Center as a new venture under the Technical College System of Georgia.

The state is providing funds for a number of projects this year to Polk County, from grant money being forwarded from the Department of Transportation for additional Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant money for Cherokee Road re-surfacing and widening, a grant for the first phase to help pay for the Goodyear Park Soccer Complex put forth by the City of Cedartown, and much more.

State Rep. Trey Kelley said Deal's visit is a great opportunity for the community as he completes his final term as governor.

"I'm honored to have Gov. Deal come to our community," he said. "During his time in office Gov. Deal has lead the state with honor and distinction. I appreciate his willingness to include the funding for vital project such as our airport, career center and runways in the 2018 amended budget."

The public is invited to come out and welcome Deal to the area at the airport before his arrival. He'll be making remarks to the community during the event.