Last week AM 1180 Chattooga County Radio News told you about the State of Georgia’s purchase of 18,000 acres in Walker County at the junction of Lookout and Pigeon Mountains known as McLemore’s Cove.  The state Board of Natural Resources is spending $8.3 million to purchase the land from Moutain Cove Farms owned by the Yancey family.

State Senator Jeff Mullis praised the decision to purchase the property and stated that he and the Walker County Commissioner, Bebe Haskle had brought Governor Perdue to the Cove to show him the area before the purchase.