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Legislators and local leaders meet to discuss community needs

The Carlton Center for Construction Sciences at Albany Technical College was a community concern brought up at the legislative lunch on Monday. (Source: WALB) The Carlton Center for Construction Sciences at Albany Technical College was a community concern brought up at the legislative lunch on Monday. (Source: WALB)
State Representative Winfred Dukes said the project would create jobs. (Source: WALB) State Representative Winfred Dukes said the project would create jobs. (Source: WALB)
State Representative Darrel Ealum (Source: WALB) State Representative Darrel Ealum (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

State legislators met on Monday with just about every Dougherty County elected official and leaders of public safety agencies to learn about their needs.

The legislative lunch is an annual event to provide lawmakers with information about the goals and needs of the community.

One project legislators agreed was needed is the almost $5 million Carlton Center for Construction Sciences at Albany Technical College.  

It could receive support during next year's session.

"That would be a job creator. Dr. Parker has proven that when he is given a new course, and he gets graduates, he has about a 95 percent chance he puts those guys to work," explained State Representative Winfred Dukes.

"As a matter of fact they are even closer to the issues and their concerns, so it is good for us to be able to hear from them," said State Representative Darrel Ealum.

State Representatives said they would take the ideas they heard on Monday back to the Gold Dome in Atlanta for the legislative session that begins January 9th.

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