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September 23--  Residents on Emanuel Circle east of Lyons and Victoria Circle north of Vidalia may get their roads paved in 2021 if an initiative by the Toombs County Board of Commissioners is successful.

At its September meeting, the Commission voted to seek a $750,000 community development block grant from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs to pave the two dirt roads.  The county will find out next year if the request is approved.

In other actions, the Commission named two new members to the Toombs County Development Authority.  Tim Truxel will succeed Donnie Alderman of Vidalia and Andy Kimbell of Lyons will succeed Trent Williams when their terms expire the end of the year.

It also appointed county clerk Helen Harris and Sheriff's Department employees Marilyn Heard and Heather Bell to serve as open records officers for the county.

A $250,000 economic development loan was approved for L.G. Herndon, Jr. Farms, Inc. to increase the company's produce processing production by an estimated 40%.  The low interest loan will help the company buy new equipment.  The funds come from the county's revolving loan fund provided by the state to spur local economic development.