In the future, Columbia County may be partnering with Georgia Regents University at Blanchard Woods Park.
The county is in negotiations with the university for the Jaguars’ cross country team to use the park’s course.
Columbia County Community and Leisure Services Division Director Barry Smith thinks it would be a great relationship for both for many different reasons.
“By them partnering with us, it basically sanctions the facility at Blanchard Woods,” Smith said. “To have a sanctioning body, especially on the collegiate level is a great thing.”