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November 20--  Toombs County plans to spend more than $1 million to buy more land for the county landfill.

At Tuesday's meeting, the Toombs County Commission agreed to offer a Bibb County company, Madison Lumber LLC, $2,500 per acre for 443 acres of land adjacent to the landfill.  

Chairman Blake Tillery said the offer, if accepted by the company, will take care of landfill expansion needs for the next 50 to 70 years.  It would also provide a source for dirt which Tillery says is a more immediate need.  He estimates the county has only an 18-months supply of cover dirt from its current dirt pit.

County manager John Jones reported the county is asking the Georgia Department of Transportation for authority to proceed locally with paving of the Ezra Taylor Road.  He expects a decision on the request in December.

The county is hiring a member of the Toombs County Recreation Board as the part-time director of the county Recreation Department.  Joseph Hutcheson will be paid $900 a month.  The commission named Michael Anderson to take Hutcheson's place on the board.

The commission approved $35,000 to pay employees Chrismas bonuses and awarded a $5,544 contract to Brazell Technology of Collins for four new computers and a printer for the state court.