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      Council on Aging awarded SPLOST dollars

      Albany city commissioners have voted and approved $300,000 in SPLOST funding for the SOWEGA Council on Aging.Kay Hind, the executive director over the organization, requested the funds to complete the new building in downtown Albany.About $125,000 will be used for landscaping purposes. The remainder will go towards operation costs and purchasing furniture.Hind said if the government is not back in business by November 15, the Council on Aging will have to start cutting services and dip into the reserve and they will have to service the people with the greatest need.The organization has approximately 20 programs that service the Albany community.Stay connected to MySouthWestGA.com as stories develop and the FOX 31 Newscast at 10 PM. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the conversation and connect with FOX 31!