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Commission OKs new district lines

Published 10:49am Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Tallapoosa County Commission approved new district lines among other topics on Monday’s agenda.

The commission approved the new district lines, which were previously approved by the U.S. Justice Department, by a vote of 3-1.

Commissioners T.C. Coley, Steve Robinson and Emma Jean Thweatt voted yes, while commissioner Frank Tapley voted no.

Commissioner Dwaine Holt abstained.

District 5 swapped lines with District 4, with District 4 taking on 23 more dirt roads and giving up eight miles of paved roads.

The commission also approved giving its part to the new Kwangsung expansion, which is a $10 million expansion with 8,000 square feet of building.

The state of Alabama and Dadeville will both give money to the expansion, which is aiming to add 100 new jobs.

“We’re going to each give him $5,000 every time we get discretionary money this next year to take care of equipment,” said Thweatt.

Other measures approved by the board are as follows:

- The board gave Tallapoosa County Sheriff Jimmy Abbett the authority to apply for a grant to the Cops Hiring program

- The board approved a renovation project for the Revenue Commissions Office

- The board approved a resolution to the Dudleyville Water Project