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Franklin County golf course to become public park

Posted August 5, 2014

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— Franklin County officials said Tuesday that they are moving closer toward acquiring Bull Creek Golf and Country Club for conversion into a public recreational park.

County commissioners voted 6-1 on Monday to approve purchase the 167-acre property for $700,000. The public golf course, at the intersection of Massenburg-Baker and Wheless roads in Louisburg, includes a 3,200-square-foot clubhouse, two 4,000-square-foot buildings and four ponds.

The county plans to develop the property in accordance with the wishes of the late Edgar H. Owens, who willed that a portion of his estate be used for a park in honor of his parents. The property will be renamed the V.E. and Lydia H. Owens Recreational Park, officials said.

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  • landonsgrampa Aug 5, 6:33 p.m.

    Why not keep the golf course and use it for county fund raising? Wilson owns 2 courses and uses them for part of their income money. These courses do very well.