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Walker

The Moultrie City Council this week approved an honor for the late George Walker, who served on the council 19 years until his death last March.

Fifth Avenue Northwest, from North Main Street to Eighth Street Northwest will be designated in his memory.

The resolution was moved by Walker’s replacement, Lisa Clarke Hill, and seconded by Susie Magwood-Thomas, who represents the same area of Moultrie. Two councilmen were absent, but otherwise the vote was unanimous.

The resolution will not change the actual name of the street, Mayor William McIntosh said.

Magwood-Thomas said the dedication ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. July 1 in order to coincide with the Ram Roundup, the reunion of students from Moultrie High School for Colored Youth, Moultrie High School for Negro Youth and William Bryant High School. Walker graduated from Moultrie High School for Negro Youth in 1949.

In other action from Tuesday’s meeting, the council:

• Announced a transportation company will occupy the Intermodal Transportation Facility on Second Street at First Avenue.

• Approved a temporary alcohol beverage license to dispense beer and wine at the Colquitt County Arts Center during the center’s Evening in the Garden.

• Heard first and second readings for the de-annexation of 15.02 acres in the 1900 block of Tallokas Road. A public hearing on the matter will be held at 6 p.m. May 1.

• Accepted bids for residential AMR electric meters from HD Supply Waterworks in Tallahassee, Fla. ($468,162.50) and for commercial AMR electric meters from Wesco Distribution of Fairburn, Ga. ($203,293.70).

• Awarded a bid for $221,900 to Jim Boyd Construction of Albany for work at the Carlton Woods Lift Station Replacement.

• Heard the quarterly tourism report from Terry Shuler, executive director of the Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce.

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