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City awarded $500,000 to repair streets, utility lines
Grant funds will go toward infrastructure improvements around Gordon Street
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Gordon Street is shown after heavy rain moved through the area in this February 2013 file photo. The city plans to spend newly awarded grant money on alleviating the problem. - photo by FILE
More than $600,000 worth of infrastructural improvements is on the horizon for a downtown neighborhood, thanks to government money awarded to the city. The city of Statesboro was announced this week as a recipient of a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant from Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs, as part of a program designed to address community needs in low-income areas of cities. Statesboro officials applied for the money — a process that included interviewing residents and preparing engineering plans — in late March.
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