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Some Albany residents opposed to church's move

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Some Albany homeowners say Sherwood Baptist Church has plans to infringe on their neighborhood.

Sherwood wants to move their Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center from one corner of Whispering Pines to a home they own on the other side of the street.

The church wants to expand the operation to include ultrasounds. But some homeowners told Albany city commissioners Tuesday night that Sherwood should move the center elsewhere. They worry it will increase traffic and change the residential feel of their neighborhood.

"Commissioners would you please put yourselves in our shoes before you come to a conclusion? Would you like something like this in your neighborhood?," said one opponent.

Sherwood leaders say this is the best location because there's a parking area in the back. They say they'll make improvements to the home but none that would hurt the residential feel of the neighborhood.

Commissioners approved the location with restrictions on hours and with the provision that Sherwood places fencing around the establishment.

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