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Commissioners take a stand

County board OKs resolutions on Ogeechee River, sequestration

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POSTED: September 16, 2012 9:00 a.m.

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has offered its support on two matters close to the hearts of many area residents — the health of the Ogeechee River and jobs at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.
During its regular meeting Tuesday in Pembroke, the board unanimously approved a resolution of support for the health of the Ogeechee River. Commissioners also gave the go ahead for a second resolution regarding military spending sequestration that could pass if Congress does not approve a budget, which would result cuts in national defense spending.
Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed said Thursday the board received requests from residents and decided to notify the state Environmental Protection Division of the county’s concern with the health of the Ogeechee River.
“As you know there is a long stretch of (the river) that runs between Bryan County, Bulloch County and Chatham County, and we have a lot of homeowners along that stretch,” Burnsed said. “A lot of citizens requested that we notify EPD of our concern and that they should continue to look at that situation.”

Read more in the Sept. 15 edition of the News.

 

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