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Prisoners may build Long County animal shelter
1 State and Local Officals to Discuss Animal Rescue for  8-16
Officials attending the meeting were, from left, in front Long State Prison Warden Shawn Sikes, state Rep. Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, veterinarian Dr. Clint Hall, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles; second row, Doug Williams, Long County Development Authority Chairman Danny Norman, Georgia Department of Corrections Board member Bob Plemons, Long County Board of Commission Chairman Dwight Gordon; third row, Department of Corrections Board member Wayne Dasher, Tom Gramiak, Long County Chief Code Enforcement Officer John Bradley, Josh Wicker, Preston Mixon and Georgia Department of Corrections Mobile Construction Supervisor Shannon Reynolds. - photo by Photo provided.

State and local officials met recently in Ludowici to discuss funding options for a proposed animal rescue shelter in Long County.

State officials, who met with Sheriff Craig Nobles and commission Chairman Dwight Gordon, included Department of Corrections Board members Bob Plemons and Wayne Dasher, and State Rep. Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, who represents the 167th District.

Long County Chief Code Enforcement Officer John Bradley said the proposed shelter would be near the county’s animal control office. He said the land was given to the county by the industrial authority. Bradley said the animal control office holds 15 dogs and the shelter would hold up to 100 animals.  

Bradley said the approximately 4,300 square foot building would be built using inmate labor.

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