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Page 2A orter March 7, 2018 New crossing at New Providence on h01d By Richard Dumas Read. The safer, widerto his December 2016 current crossing with- crossing would feed into death, and AmbroSe, who out building a new one. the church's new parking formerly worked for the Moore said his church's A new entrance and lot on the same side as railroad, took over the initial request was to railroad crossing planned the church's new worship efforts upon Ham's pass- widen the crossing, but for New Providence center. Officials haveing. it was Norfolk Southern Baptist Church is on hold noted the current church While most of about 25officials who suggested after nearby property entrance is unsafe, persons in attendance,closing it and opening a owners protested the too steep and not widemostly New Providence new one altogether. plan on Thursday. enough. New Providencemembers, approved of Ambrose has said that Monroe County pastor Brian Moore a new crossing, nearbyNorfolk Southern would Commissioners held a said about 700 vehicles landowners .Chris and not approve that plan, public meeting at New per week go across theConnie Ham expressed but new District 2 com- Providence Baptist current narrow, steep concerns about closingmissioner Eddie Rowland Church on Thursday, crossing to his church, the crossing at the adja- vowed to spend about March 1 to consider currently the county'scent tract, the former$30,000 in his district's options for improving largest by Sunday morn- location of a sawmilllroad funds to widen the the railroad crossing ing worship attendance, just north of the church crossing if it gets railroad in front of the Hwy. 41 Ambrose said the that is currently vacant, approval. South church. District project would cost The Hams co-own a tract Ambrose said he would 3 commissioner John about $1 million but of land just north of the contact Norfolk Southern Ambrose proposed clos- Norfolk Southern had Williams Bros. tract, officials again to see if ing two crossings near agreed to pay for it, and Ambrose said the it would they will allow the church, including the the Georgia DOT also neighboring landowners, the existing crossing one directly in front of it, planned to contribute Williams Bros. Trucking, to be widened. District and replacing it with a $470,000 to install the Inc have not responded 1 .commissioner Larry new, wider crossing with crossing gates, to inquiries on closing Evans then instructed safety arms and gates a Ambrose said late the crossing and did New Providence leaders few hundred yards north District 2 commissioner not attend Thursday's and members to sign a of the current crossing. It Jim Ham had been hearing. After hearingpetition letter to Norfolk would go across from the working on the projectconcerns, Moore said he Southern requesting a end point of Reedy Creek for several years prior supports widening the wider crossing. Glover'Stuart, named Monroe County's Citizen of the Year last month, celebrated his 9Oth birthday on Feb. 29. Of course, there is no Feb. 29 this year, as it's not a leap year, so he's celebrating for the entire month of March. Happy Birthday, Glover Stuart! Everyone is Welcome! rc pm Special Speaker: san aun Pea l d, ]uli tte, GA 1046 For more Information oall i dr, lmith@l lm p 0aref0rlyth,0om prlmn/pet0mtorsyth, 0m Affordable Pet Om On The Mowl Dr. Kevin D. 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