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Adult care, movies, wetlands, sewer, traffic on agenda
Officials at countywide retreat on St. Simons
City and county leaders share updates and new initiatives at the county-wide workshop at the King and Prince Hotel Resort on St. Simons Island. - photo by Photo by Tiffany King

Officials talked about developments in their departments and the results of projects during the first day of a countywide retreat on St. Simons Island Wednesday.
Scott Kroell, CEO of the Liberty Regional Medical Center, said construction is nearly done on the main part of an adult day health center, at Coastal Manor Long Term Care campus in Long County.
Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB CEO Leah Poole talked about Fireball Run coming in October and other television shows that have filmed in Liberty County.
“For Liberty we need to have a consolidated committee to address permission and requirements for filming,” Poole said. “Now they’re filming wherever they want and are getting permission from the property owner and we (Chamber of Commerce/CVB ) have no idea until they contact us for ideas on where to film in Liberty.
“We need this so we can coordinate with the police department and fire department, so we won’t have anything happen like it did in Wayne County with the train accident.”
Midway Mayor Clemontine Washington discussed a grant to renovate Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center to include an outdoor classroom.
Riceboro Mayor Billy Austin said his city is finishing a $7.4 million project to improve the its sewer system. Riceboro will also have a neighborhood park groundbreaking soon and is getting ready for its youth summer program.
Paul Hawkins, Flemington mayor pro-tem, reported that a radar sign with speed display on Highway 84 in his city has slowed traffic.

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