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November 19--  The one penny sales tax for transportation which local voters approved a few years back is still paying dividents.

The Tombs County Commission used $1,155,036 of the money to award a contract to East Coast Asphalt for paving on the Lyons-Center Road, the New Normantown Road and  Five Points Road.

wallacethompsonToombs County Sheriff Junior Kight recognized Sergeant Wallace Thompson for 30 years service to the people of Toombs County and the Sheriff's Department and thanked him for his dedication and professionalism.

Also at its November meeting Tuesday night, the Board of Commissioners:

* Agreed to pay Brice Ladson's "MPL Ventures" $85,000 in sales tax revenue to buy five acres of land off Bulldog Road as the future home for occupants of the Ross Bowen Building near the county courthouse.  The building will be torn down to make room for planned construction of a new courthouse.

*Approved $6,550 to Whitaker Laboratories in Savannah for a "GeoTech" study of the new courthouse site to determine soil compaction.

*Allocated more than $38,000 in landfill revenue for repairs of landfill equipment.

*Heard a report from County Manager John Jones that county expenses to date are five percent under budget and revenue is up five percent.