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Center drops plan for in-town shelter
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Dr. Alicia Kirk of the Kirk Healing Center has withdrawn her request to use a former residence on MacArthur Street as part of her project to assist troubled women.
Numerous neighbors had told the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission that although they admired Kirk’s idea and thought it was a needed service, they did not want it in their neighborhood.
Dentist Dr John Johnson said the proposed use did not fit the area: “Apples should be with apples and oranges should be with oranges.”
LCPC Chairman Don Hartley said at the hearing, “We’ve got a lot going on here . . . the need is critical, but we’re not even close to at this point to reaching an agreement.”
Kirk and her associates, businessman Gary Dodd and the Rev. Nancy Kornegay, have more property in Walthourville intended for use as part of the center.

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