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LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) -

More jobs could be coming to Lee County.

County commissioners approved a rezoning request for 5 acres on Mossey Dell Road and Highway 32 for a concrete plant. The developer met with Dougherty County leaders to look for a new potential location last week after Lee County leaders delayed a vote on his request.  

"We wanted to get some clarity on some issues regarding the matter. How the property was obtained, what kind of legal precedent we might have for doing the rezoning," said Chairman of Lee County Board of Commissioners Rick Muggridge.       

Muggridge says concerns from nearby property owners also slowed down the approval.  He says the plant will bring in about 10 current employees and create another 7 jobs. The county owned the property since 1989.  The Economic Development Commission plans to sell it to the developer.

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