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Christmas comes early in Sylvester

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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

December 16, 2008

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Christmas came a little early in one South Georgia town. Some utility customers are getting a refund.

People who have used City of Sylvester utility services for at least a year will get a $50 check in the mail from the city.

Sylvester's mayor thought of the idea last month and presented it to the city council who unanimously agreed to distribute the checks.

"The council recognizes that these are tough economic times for some people. And we thought that this would be a way to stimulate our local economy, and help some folks out who could use a little extra cash," said Mayor, Bill Yearta.

This holiday stimulus package will cost the city about 120-thousand dollars.

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