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Hindu temple gets the go-ahead

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A Hindu temple will soon be built in Dougherty County.

The county commission approved a request Wednesday to build a Mandir, a Hindu worship center, on Cordele Road.

The closest one is in Perry.  There's another one in Atlanta, but the growing Indian population in Southwest Georgia needed a place to gather. 

A person who lives on Cordele Road wrote a letter to the county commission opposing the zoning change because there are already ten churches within two miles of this property, and they want more tax paying businesses to move into the area.

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