By Lon Anderson
County Commissioner Jay Fansler delivered some great news to Hardy County’s Planning Commissioners at the Planning Commission’s monthly meeting on November 5—it was good news for both the County and residents of Mathias.
The old, burned-out restaurant that sits prominently on the corner of State Route 259 and Upper Cove Road in Mathias will soon be torn down. “DOH (the Division of Highways) will come in, tear it down and haul it away. It’s going to happen,” Fansler told the Commissioners.
The County has been grappling with how to get rid of the building since it burned on Dec. 6, 2016. The derelict, burned out hulk is not only an eye sore, but has become a clear safety hazard that threatens to collapse onto Upper Cove Road to which it’s immediately adjacent. It is also in a flood plain and could be threatened by any flooding of the Lost River that runs within a few feet of the