BRANTLEY COUNTY, Ga. -- Many Brantley County residents are frustrated after the recent rain left their roads in a muddy mess, thanks to clay put in by the county.
The rain has turned that clay into mush and now residents want it gone.
Charese Kicklighter has lived in Brantley County for the past 30 years.
Her house sits just off of Highway 110 on Atkinson Road. According to her, the last year and a half has been less than ideal.
"The main complaint is the clay," she said.
The county decided to add clay to some of the areas' dirt roads to help add moisture to the dry sand that makes up most of the streets. But after a rain storm like the one they saw this week, the clay has made driving conditions even worse.
"It took us two hours to get out it because we had another truck that came to get us and they got stuck," said Kicklighter.
County Manager Carl Rowland agrees with people like Kicklighter.
"Sometimes it's even impassable," said Rowland. "We've had numerous cases where our residents actually went into the ditch."
According to Rowlandm the clay was supposed to correct the problem but, in some cases, it wasn't done properly.
"Our task now is to go back and make that proper mixture happen," said Rowland. "I would say we would have a much improved road after that happens. We learn from experience."
That process will take about a year to complete. Meanwhile, Kicklighter is offering up another solution.
"Please brings us some rock or shavings or anything besides this," said Kicklighter.
According to Rowland, they will begin to re-mix the clay and sand over the summer months. The price tag on the project is about a couple hundred thousand dollars.