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Commission will hear about scout camp sale
donald lovette
Donald Lovette
Tuesday’s Liberty County Commission meeting will feature an update on the high-profile Justice Center project by architect Craig Buckley along with other matters including a funding request from an organization headed by one of the commissioners.
Eleven Black Men of Liberty County Inc., is asking for $11,000 from the county’s drug abuse treatment and education fund to pay for a program of tutoring, college visits, workshops and similar activities for young men as well as a community outreach counseling program.  Commissioner Donald Lovette is president of the Eleven Black Men organization.
The commissioners will also face a business license application for a tattoo parlor in Fleming and an immediate need to appoint a member of the Board of Elections to replace Bud Frankenthaler. The prominent local Republican is moving to Wayne County.
The commissioners will apparently hear remarks on Sunday alcohol sales; restaurateur Barney Maley is on the agenda for that topic.
The sometimes controversial abandonment of Yellow Bluff Road, continued at the December session to the January meeting, is not on the current agenda, although another road abandonment is.
The county proposes to abandon Boy Scout Road as it now serves only the private development of Hampton Island and Hampton Island in November purchased the the Boy Scouts’ Camp Wild Heron which adjoined its property.
The commissioners were invited to a ceremony set for Tuesday in Savannah that will mark the $8 million sale of the 212 acres, linked with a $5 million donation by the Hampton Island company to the Coastal Empire Boy Scouts of America to purchase a new camp.
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