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Long gets half mill for road work
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Long County Commission Chairman Randy Wilson and Commissioner Mike McGowan recently received a check for $500,000 for paving Wilkerson Road.
Wilkerson Road, in McGowan’s district, runs between Elim Church and Rye Patch roads.
The money was received through the community development block grant program, which according to Gov. Sonny Perdue, “provides an essential resource to Georgia’s smaller communities.”
Wilson echoed the governor’s sentiment, adding, “Grants like this help the funding for projects like Wilkerson Road so that the county’s portion of the fees is then lowered.”
Wilson also praised McGowan for his role in obtaining the grant.
“Mike was the one who got the ball rolling, for this grant, and as he always has been, he is just a big help to me and the county.”
More than $34 million was awarded through the CDBG, and Long County was one of 71 communities to receive an award. In addition to road improvements, the funds can go toward water and sewer improvements, senior citizen facilities, at-risk children’s programs and programs to help physically and mentally challenged residents.
The CDBG is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
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