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Keenan recognized with highway honor

By Dawn Hobby - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  U.S. 19 through Dougherty County is now the Paul Keenan Parkway.

The stretch of that highway from Mitchell County to the Lee County line, was re-named today.

Keenan, who was on hand for the dedication, once served as Mayor and County Commission Chairman.

He was saluted for his hard work and leadership in many of Albany and Dougherty County's transportation projects. 

"A gentleman that devoted a measurable time energy and effort to advance not only Albany and Dougherty County but Southwest Georgia as well," said State Senator Freddie Powell Sims.

"We've enjoyed the ride, we've enjoyed the ride," Keenan said. "Albany's a good town. I was born here, born in Albany so that's about all I know is Albany."

The 90-year old Keenan served as County Commission chairman for 14 years, and served two terms as mayor in the early 90's.

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