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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Lee County leaders want to make sure money for a new library isn't cut from the state budget.

The two million dollar project would include a library and potentially 300 seat conference center in southwest Lee County. The project wasn't initially in the Governor's budget but was in the final version that passed the General Assembly. Lee County leaders met with the Governor to let him know more about how the project would serve the community and to convince him not to use his line item veto to cut the project.

"It gives people an access to not only be able to do educational materials, but internet, it provides summer workshops for children and its something, we all grew up using the library and something that we're able to say in Lee County adds to the quality of life we already have," said Rep. Ed Rynders, (R)-Lee County.

Representative Ed Rynders and Commission Chairman Ed Duffy said they left the meeting highly optimistic. Commissioner Duffy says he's grateful to the county's entire legislative delegation for their support of the project.

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