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Racetrack proposal changes directions

December 9, 2002

Cook County - Heated opposition to the construction of a Auto Race Track in Lowndes County may mean the track will be built elsewhere.

Track developer Larry Dean originally proposed the race track in this agricultural area right off Interstate 75 in Lake Park. But after strong objections from nearby residents, he's considering two other locations; in Hamilton County, Florida and Cook County, Georgia.

Residents in Cook County say they're excited about the economic advantages the track could provide.

"We think it would be a very prosperous move for us and could generate millions of dollars each year," said Kerry Waldron, Cook Economic Development Director.

The Cook County Planning Commission will discuss the racetrack proposal at the December 12th meeting. The proposal to put the track in Lowndes County goes before the Lowndes Planning commission again Monday night after being tabled twice.

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