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June 14--  A ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning opened a new street in Lyons adjacent to Toombs County High School.

Parker Street Extension runs from Bulldog Road to Belvue Avenue which connects to Ezra Taylor Road.


Lyons Mayor Willis NeSmith says the $535,000 project was a cooperative effort with the Toombs County Commissioners, the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Toombs County school board.  He credited former Senator Tommie Williams for helping secure a $250,000 state grant with the balance financed by local sales tax collections.

Mayor NeSmith reports plans are to widen and curb and gutter Belvue Avenue in the next year or two, "We want to make it a more accessible friendly road so we'll have three different entrance ways to get onto Highway 280 then."