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      Ben Hill seeks funds for transit

      Ben Hill Commissioners.

      In Ben Hill County, a new transit system could soon be on its way. That's if the funds come through from the Georgia Department of Transportation.

      Officials have submitted paperwork for a grant but aren't sure if it will come through.

      In this case, the county administrator says he may have a backup plan of waiting until next year for the grant and temporarily funding the transit system with county finances.

      I'm trying to crunch the numbers and see if it's possible for Ben Hill County to offer a limited transportation system on a temporary basis if we don't get this funding approved for this fiscal year, said Frank Field, Ben Hill County Administrator.