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Grant money helps with street and drainage improvements in Tift Co.

The money will be used on the paving on roads (Source: WALB) The money will be used on the paving on roads (Source: WALB)
Money will also be used on erosion problems near the bowling alley (Source: WALB) Money will also be used on erosion problems near the bowling alley (Source: WALB)
"It's always nice to give back to our community," said Melissa Hughes, VP (Source: WALB) "It's always nice to give back to our community," said Melissa Hughes, VP (Source: WALB)
TIFT CO., GA (WALB) -

$1 million dollars in street and drainage improvements are coming to Tifton and Tift County.

The governments each got a 500-thousand dollar grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. 

The city will repair roads, curbs and gutters to alleviate flooding mainly near the Town and Country mobile park home and the bowling alley. 

The county will use its share in the Sherri Lane area. 

"You have families there. There is a school in the area. And its hard when we do have flooding in the area, which we don't a lot but when we do...it's really bad there," said Melissa Hughes, Tift County Commission Vice Chair.

The construction has already started.

No word yet on how long the projects will take but they are working to improve them as quickly as possible. 

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