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Kingston brings home funding for Lowndes Co.

July 17, 2007

Valdosta --  Congressman Jack Kingston has helped to secure money that will go towards bettering Valdosta.  

The House Appropriations Committee approved $250,000 for the projects in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies funding bill.

$150,000 of that will go towards the renovation and development of an eight-block transportation corridor on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, slated to begin in the next six months.  

"We've been waiting on the gathering of all moneys to go ahead and break ground on that which will include street scape projects and economic development," said Mayor John Fretti.   

The other $100,000 will go towards expanding America's Second Harvest Food Banks.

The T-HUD bill is expected to be brought for a vote on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in the next several weeks.

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