We hope you had a wonderful Christmas here
on Sand Mountain and all across our great
country. We wish you a safe, propsperous
and happy New Year!
PROCLAIMATION FOR A
CELEBRATION OF SECTION, “OUR LITTLE
A recent proclaimation for the town of
Section sums up the natural and human resources
of the town. Click here
for the entire article.
students write and record --"Section!
Section! Section!" Mayor Bob Matthews
proclaims it the official song of Section,
Al. Pictured left to right--
Gage Little, Logan Short, Frances Haynes,
Ivie Atchley, Pacey Carson, Mayor Bob Matthews,
Harley Carson, Ethan Fossett, Avery Fairbanks,
not pictured, Travis Gentry, Tammy Haynes,
Larry Long, Sherry Hancock, Alex Morton,
of Section Receives Gift of Spectacular
Property for Park
A quarter-century ago, a young Georgia
man living in Etowah County fell in love
with motorcycles. He was taking a relaxing
moment to overlook the breathtaking view
below him on a ride through Section, one
of many he would make in his life. The Chief
of Police pulled in to chat about the incredible
scene below them before they both departed
to resume thier regular lives, lives that
would diverge and then come together again
over almost the same place.
The two recently met again. The rider went
on to become the head of a successful venture
capital firm. The Chief of Police eventually
became the town's mayor. The gift of breathtaking
bluff property fulfills a dream for both.
Mayor Bob Matthews
ponders the future of the Section's newly-acquired
bluff property, a gift from Scott and Patty
The Town of
Section, in partnership with Auburn University,
has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the
Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to
research and develop a plan for sustainable
growth. ARC is supporting this project as
part of its goal to develop and improve
Appalachia’s infrastructure to make
this region economically competitive.
Landscape Architecture Professors from
the Auburn University College of Architecture,
Design and Construction, Michael Robinson
and David Hill, will be the grant’s
They will be working closely with the Town
of Section in a participatory process to
draft a zoning ordinance; develop a sustainable
rural design plan, identify cultural, recreational,
architectural and business projects that
will form an identifiable anchor for the
community’s progress; and develop
a brand for the community. As a result,
the Town of Section will be able to create
more and higher paying jobs, develop a larger
tax base, and create a more diversified
and resilient economy while conserving its
cultural heritage and traditions.
“We are looking forward to working
with the Town of Section to create
a sustainable framework for its impending
growth,” says Michael Robinson, R.
Hugh Daniel Professor of Real Estate Development
at Auburn University.
Section Mayor Bob Matthews
and Auburn University School of Landscape Arhitecture
Professor Michael Robinson meet in Section Town
Hall to discuss a schedule to carry out the projects
outlined under the city’s recent grant from
the Appalacian Regional Commission.