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Water expected to be big issue in future

Officials rank need to gain more water key to county's continued growth

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POSTED: October 11, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Bryan County’s location, combined with its quality of life, good schools and low taxes, make it a desirable place to live.
That’s been no secret.
The county’s population grew from 15,438 in 1990 to 30,233 in 2010 and is still growing rapidly. And as the demand on services has increased so has the need to pay for them.
But as local leaders look for ways to diversify the tax base — an issue so important it was ranked No. 1 during a Sept. 24 communitywide retreat in Richmond Hill — another issue is lurking just below the surface.
Bryan County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed ranked water as the second biggest issue facing the community at the retreat, which was attended by more than 60 local and regional government, business and education leaders.

Read more in the Oct. 12 issue of the Bryan County News. 



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