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September 5, 2002

Valdosta - Lowndes County has received money for a new state-of-the-art public safety radio system.

The Georgia Emergency Management Agency gave the county a check for 76,000 dollars to help with the cost of a 7.2 million dollar Motorola radio system. The portable radios will be used by local law enforcement officers, firefighters, and paramedics.

"These new radios will increase the safety of our responders, as well as lower response time and improve the service we provide to the citizens of Lowndes County," said Paige Dukes, Lowndes County Public Information Officer.

The county currently uses an outdated VHF radio system with only half the power of the new system. They hope to have the new radios implemented by November.

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