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Calhoun Co. leaders approve internet payment plan

Calhoun County officials have signed an agreement to repay the money the county borrowed to get internet in rural areas. (Source: WALB) Calhoun County officials have signed an agreement to repay the money the county borrowed to get internet in rural areas. (Source: WALB)
They will pay back the interest then begin paying the principle amount starting next year. (Source: WALB) They will pay back the interest then begin paying the principle amount starting next year. (Source: WALB)
Chief appraiser Mark Strickland (Source: WALB) Chief appraiser Mark Strickland (Source: WALB)
CALHOUN CO., GA (WALB) -

High speed internet service has been in the rural areas of Calhoun County for a few years now when they were given a federal grant. 

They were able to implement the services of South Georgia Region Information Technology and run a fiber optics line around the area. 

But to match the funds for the federal grant, the counties involved had to borrow money. 

On Wednesday, the commission approved the payment plan for the matching funds.

They will pay back the interest then begin paying the principle amount starting next year. 

Chief appraiser Mark Strickland said that the services have been successful so far.

"It has been something of a success. It did have some set backs and thanks to the diligent efforts of the community as a whole we do have it up and we do have it running," said Strickland.

The agreement for the payment plan that was signed on Wednesday also said that if SGRITA doesn't have the funds, the county will have the money.

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