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Ludowici council hears of new eatery
Pic 1 For sale sign means Ludowici one step closer to a  McDonalds
The nearly 2 acres bought by Waycross-based The Jones Company for the restaurant and convenience store is at the corner of Mitcham Street and Highway 84. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle

A recent purchase of land brought Ludowici close to becoming home for a new McDonald’s restaurant.
During a recent meeting of the Ludowici City Council, Mayor James Fuller reported that on Jan. 22, the final piece of land where a proposed McDonald’s/Flash Foods is scheduled to be built was sold.
According to information provided to the Courier, the tract of land that Fuller was referencing to was a 1.79-acre purchased by Waycross-based The Jones Company. The restaurant and convenience store are slated to be at the corner of Mitcham Street and Highway 84.
“With the closing on that land, we are one step closer to getting our McDonald’s,” Fuller said.
The city council also approved placing a drop-off box at city hall. According to Councilman Jim Fuller, the box is being installed to offer citizens the convenience of paying their utility bills 24 hours a day. He said that it will be on the front door.
The council also voted to continue paying the utility bills for the Long County Library. Councilman Mark Chesser requested that the library also look into how much it will cost to add the city of Ludowici to the sign in front of the building.
At the request of Mayor Fuller, the council decided to look into remodeling the counter in the courtroom. He said that with the current setup, the members are so spread out, often times making it difficult to communicate. Councilwoman Kathy Phillips said she will look into getting an estimate for the work.
Recently, City Clerk Tina Skipper took the time to show off several new pieces of equipment that the city bought. A new road sweeper, sewage pump, and police car all were parked in front of city hall. Skipper said that the police car and sewage pump were purchased from a grant, while the road sweeper was obtained with SPLOST funds.
“We will continue to do all we can to look for grants and other funding to help us any way that we can,” Mayor Fuller said.

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