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November 13--  Members of the Toombs County Commission attended the November meeting of the Vidalia City Council to thank two retiring members of the council for their service and cooperation during their time on the council.

Commission Chairman David Sikes said, "We as a Commission and county officials wanted to come here tonight and publicly thank Lisa and Kailey for your service in our county and our great city of Vidalia.  We're very thankful for the jobs you have done and are honored and humbled to be a part of serving with you."

lisaalford4th Ward Councilwoman Lisa Chesser is completing her third term of office and is thanked by Commissioner Alfred Cason.

wendellkaileyCity At-Large Councilwoman Kailey Dees is thanked by Commissioner Wendell Dixon.

In other actions at its meeting, the council:

*Heard praise from Ebony Simpson of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for being selected for renewal as one of the state's "Plan First" communities making it eligible for increased grant amounts the next three years.

*Accepted donation of a small parcel of land and two outbuildings next to the Darby Gym from the Vidalia school board.

*Approved $40,047 to buy Jaws of Life and other emergency equipment for the fire department.

* Okayed $27,835 to make field repairs at the Ezra Taylor Road and Ed Smith Recreation Complexes.

* Was informed that sales tax collections are up significantly over last year.