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April 26, 2007

Lee County--Lee County commissioners want to expand the county's tax base by bringing more commercial growth.

They identified Highway 82 and Fussell Road as a hot spot for potential development. On Thursday, they approved an infrastructure project for that area.

They awarded a $3.6 million contract to Jim Boyd Construction to install a main sewer line.

Leaders hope it will mean big bucks for Lee County.

"The anticipated revenue coming from all the growth, the Oakland Projects, as well as the others on Highway 82, will be the equivalent to adding ten Wal-marts to Lee County, so that would help greatly to take some burden off of the residential and landowners in Lee County," says Greg Crowder, with the county's development authority.

The project will take about two years to complete.

No word yet on when it will begin.

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