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Pembroke to buy land, old Bryan County Elementary
City also announces new 'workforce' housing on the way
Pembroke's Police Department will be among the agencies getting a new home in the future after city council members approved a deal to purchase land from the Bryan County School Board.

Pembroke's city council dropped a couple of bombshells at Monday night's meeting.

Three, to be exact. 

Pembroke has entered into agreements with the Bryan County Board of Education to buy both the 6.59 acres on which sits the playground being used by Bryan County Elementary and the school itself, once the new BCES opens.

The city will use SPLOST funds for the playground, which it will use as the site for a public safety complex. The playground site will cost $187,500.

The school, which includes classrooms, a cafeteria and a gym, will be purchased for $812,500 by Pembroke's Downtown Development Authority. A number of possuble uses include senior housing and recreation.

Also Monday, it was announced Pembroke has received federal housing tax credits from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and developer W.H. Gross Construction Company will build $9.5 million Sawmill Landing, a new housing development between Surrency and Clanton streets.

The development will include a mix of 60 one-, two- and three-bedroom townhomes. It is scheduled to be finished in 2016.

More on all three stories to follow.

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