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Healan’s Head’s Mill in Lula to become 100-acre park thanks to family, county efforts
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Healan's Head's Mill in Lula, pictured Saturday, June 30, 2018 - photo by David Barnes
For one Hall County family, Healan’s Head’s Mill in Lula is not just the site of a future 100-acre county park; the old grist mill is a part of the family. Becky Ruffner, who works in marketing for Hall County parks and leisure, remembers playing at the mill with her relatives while growing up. Fred and Burnice Healan, her aunt and uncle, purchased the mill in the 1960s and were its last private owners before selling the property to Hall County in 2003.