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Ludowici PD gets grant to buy translator
Ludo CHief Richard Robertson
Ludowici Police Chief Richard Robertson
Ludowici Police Chief Richard Robertson told the Ludowici City Council on Dec. 8 the department received a grant to buy a new tool to translate languages.
According to Robertson, the equipment, SpeechGuard, helps officers understand and talk to non-English speakers. Languages it can translate include Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese and Japanese.  
The chief said the SpeechGuard costs $950, and Walmart gave the department $1,000.
At the December meeting, the council also heard a presentation by Bill Smith from Nationwide Retirement. He described several retirement options as the starts a retirement program for employees. The council took no action, but members said they will review the plans.
The council also voted to allow G. Ben Turnipseed Engineering to research available development block grants for city.  The company specializes in water and wastewater treatment plants.  
Rick Jeffers said his Atlanta-based company will start looking for grants immediately.
The council also asked maintenance supervisor Jim Fuller Sr. to repair a pothole on Walker Street that several people complained about.
And the council approved the purchase of a computer and monitor for city hall.
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