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Tift Co. approves purchase for new E-911 center

By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

TIFTON, GA (WALB) – Tift County commissioners unanimously approved the $275,000 purchase of land that will eventually house a new 911 operations center.

It's been a long time coming, they've been searching for a site for two years.

Currently 911 operates inside the same building as the Tift County Sheriff's Office, but they are bursting at the seams for space.

The new property is located on Ridge Avenue just around the corner from the Sheriff's office, where South Georgia Vinyl currently sits.

The Director of Tift County's E-911 says this new location will provide a safe and fortified location during bad weather and bring key personnel together under one roof in emergency situations.

"This was not designed for what it was being used for and we've made it work, and done quite well with it but there just comes a time when you need to move on," said Scott Bowers, E-911 Director.

The entire project is expected to cost approximately $3 million and will be paid for with sales tax money.

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