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Rolling out the Blue Mile
Effort steers for ABC contest deadline but wont stop there, say volunteers
Blue Mile Column Dig
Employees of Lavender & Associates prepare the spot for one of two Blue Mile Gateway columns earlier this week. Lavender is erecting steel and masonry supports on each side of South Main Street for the symbolic entrance created by Whitfield Signs. - photo by AL HACKLE/Staff
The Blue Mile plan for revitalization of South Main Street isn’t just about gateway columns, a dog park or a statue of early 20th century “Statesboro Blues” musician Blind Willie McTell seated on a bench. Volunteers have reached out to residents of neighborhoods within a few blocks of South Main with a survey to identify priorities, such as public transportation and removal of abandoned houses, and a community meeting is planned. Meanwhile, Blue Mile Committee members talked with Georgia Department of Transportation officials this week about proposed changes along the U.S. Highway 301 right of way.
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