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"Stimulus 101" a success

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - More than 200 people turned out in Thomasville Thursday to hear a South Georgia congressman talk about how stimulus money will be spent.

Congressman Sanford Bishop hosted a "Stimulus 101" session today at Southwest Georgia Technical College.

He outlined how the Federal Stimulus Bill will jump start Georgia's economy by creating jobs and investing in infrastructure.

Representatives were there from state and federal government agencies to answer questions with participants one-on-one.

"Never in the history of our country have this many resources, 787 billion dollars been made available for investment in our country and in our people. And I wanted to make sure the people in southwest Georgia have just as great an access to it as anybody else," he said.

This was Bishop's third stimulus session since Wednesday. His next stop Thursday was Albany.


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