City looks for ways to honor Hutchinson, Humphreys

Thu, 03/19/2009 - 3:25pm
By: John Munford

Senoia officials are looking at ways to honor longtime resident Jimmy Hutchinson, whose hardware store was a long-time fixture in the downtown area.

The first idea was to rename Main Street after Hutchinson, but City Attorney Drew Whalen said that could cause difficulties for businesses downtown who would have to change their address with all companies they do business with.

Council also considered the possibility of combining Main Street and Hutchinson, but ultimately another option appeared to be more viable.

City Administrator Richard Ferry suggested the intersection where the hardware store was located, at Main and Seavy streets, could be perhaps named after Hutchinson, with appropriate signage. The intersection is due to have some improvements in the future, Ferry said, suggesting it could be renamed akin to “Hutchinson Square.”

Council also discussed naming the access road to the town’s new library in honor of longtime library volunteers Jack and Julie Humphrey.

Councilman Larry Owens said the Humphreys “did a great deal for the library as Jimmy did for the town, and I think they are due that respect.”

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