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Dougherty County signs off on Sylvester Road beautification project

The new beautification project calls for crepe myrtle trees to be planted in the Sylvester Road median. / Mary Green

Dougherty County is now closer to getting a new way to welcome visitors and residents.

Commissioners unanimously approved the Sylvester Road tree project at their meeting Monday. It will be the county’s first-ever beautification project, calling for crepe myrtle trees to be planted in the median on Sylvester Road from the Dougherty-Worth county line to Branch Road in two separate phases.

District 6 Commissioner Anthony Jones first proposed this project to the commission last September and says this could be the gateway to a much bigger movement.

“If it looks good out there, then instead of the people getting on 520, they’ll come downtown and come visit the Flint RiverQuarium and some of the hotel facilities and kind of see what Albany has to offer,” he said. “So this is a great day for the citizens of Dougherty County, not just through East Albany but the county in general.”

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