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Americus wants to become more attractive college town

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Americus wants to become a more attractive college town. The city is working with Georgia Southwestern and South Georgia Tech to develop more activities students.

Ideas include: music and dancing at the farmer's market, more internships for students in Americus, and volunteer opportunities to help keep the city clean.

The city is also working on a plan to develop Tripp Street leading to GSW to provide more businesses and housing aimed at students.

The mayor says the city has about $1million from the Department of Transportation to work on the Tripp Street Corridor. Construction should start next year.