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May 14, 2008

Tifton--A group of Tifton teens who had nowhere to skateboard worked with a concerned parent and government leaders to change that.

Skaters sometimes use an abandoned loading dock to skate.

They pushed county leaders for land and money for a skate park for more than a year.

This week commissioners voted to use county land at the intersection of Victory Drive and West Second Street in Tifton for a skate park.

The commission did not approve any money for construction, but supporters are still happy.

"We went before the county commission in May a year ago asking them to consider a skate park for our youth here, and one of the things we're really concerned about is our youth on the streets or even in their homes or neighborhood, and not really having an adequate place to skate," said Bonnie Sayles, Tifton Skate Park Initiative.

The next step for the skateboarders is to come up with a design and raise money for construction.

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