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By Robin Jedlicka - bio | email

December 23, 2008

Lowndes County, GA (WALB) -

As Lowndes County grows, so do the needs of the community. Tuesday, the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners broke ground on more than 28 million dollars worth of capital projects.

The historic day began at the new Clyattville Fire Department on Madison Highway. The 45-hundred foot station will take 6 months to construct.

These projects were funded by SPLOST... the county's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

The next stop for the Board of Commissioners was here at the Lowndes County Jail. This new phase of construction will cost over 18 million dollars and take approximately a year and a half to complete. The jail is bursting at the seams.

"Unfortunately, you have to deal with the problems that come with growth. That's why we're expanding the jail," says Rod Casey of the Board of Commissioners.

Stop number three was at the County judicial complex. A new administrative wing will be added so people can access multiple county services in one convenient location.

The final ground-breaking took place at the new Lowndes County Emergency Operations Center. The board of commissioners notes that even the construction itself, will bring benefits. Joe Pritchard, Manager of Lowndes County, says, "It's really a shot in the arm economically as well to the construction aspect of the community because things are slow right now."

It seems the citizens of Lowndes will benefit from both the building and the final product.

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